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Definitions of oft

  1.   Often; frequently; not rarely; many times.
  2.   Often; frequently.
  3.   Frequent; often; repeated.
  4.   Frequent.
  5.   Poetic for often.
  6.   many times at short intervals; " we often met over a cup of coffee"
  7.   Often.

Quotes of oft

  1. So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft in things that gentlest be! – Barry Cornwall
  2. The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. – Baltasar Gracian
  3. Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip. – Robert Greene
  4. Lives of great men oft remind us as we o'er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us- Letters that we ought to burn. – Thomas Hood
  5. Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. – Herbert Hoover
  6. The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. – Hugh Latimer
  7. Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart. – Edwin Markham
  8. The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead. – George Savile
  9. And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw. – Edmund Spenser
  10. He that strives to touch the starts, oft stumbles at a straw. – Edmund Spenser
  11. Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise. – John Webster
  12. Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes. – Christoph Martin Wieland

Usage examples for oft

  1. Oft he comes open- mouth'd-" Why how now, Micio? ” – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  2. Clutching him by the throat, Dan threw him oft he could get at his knife now. ” – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  3. 13 O sacred bird, let me at eve, Thus wandering all alone, Thy tender counsel oft receive, Bear witness to thy pensive airs, And pity Nature's common cares, Till I forget my own. ” – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  4. It was the old, oft uttered, futile appeal to the head, when the heart has already spoken. ” – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  5. Bad teacher oft makes pupil wise. ” – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  6. As she to say time and oft – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  7. Jonson expressed with equal frankness his opinion of Drummond, to whom he said that he " was too good and simple, and that oft a man's modesty made a fool of his wit." ” – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  8. “ Policeman's lot is oft a happy one. ” – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. After the burghers had taken supper the whistle was blown and the oft repeated command, 'opzaal, ' sounded in their ears. ” – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  10. His bent is sweete, his loose is somewhat sowre, In ioy begunne, ends oft in wofull bowre. ” – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  11. “ There's no such thing; I've been too faithful to you, that I have; Losing my sleep full oft to watch your pleasure. ” – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  12. Now all these matters have oft prompted me to write down my story, so that when any visitor of mine might ask me for it, I could satisfy him without trouble to myself, by simply putting the manuscript into his hand and bidding him read what I had there written. ” – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher
  13. Thou art a fickle jade, And oft responsible when grave mistakes are made, And therefore 'tis with caution that I hesitate When truthful things I undertake to state. ” – The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems by George W. Doneghy
  14. The oft repeated compliments of the crowd about him seemed to him empty, trite, meaningless; what could they know of her real beauty compared with himself who saw her through Love's eyes! ” – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  15. As he was preparing, he said, " The way up the rock and the oft frequented path is dangerous; could I not get a travelling- staff to help me?" ” – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  16. His virtue oft with wine to warm. ” – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  17. Thus fancy oft will bring relief, And with a shadow comfort grief. ” – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  18. Then let us meet, as oft we've done, Beneath the influence of the sun; Or, if at midnight I must meet you, Oh! ” – Fugitive Pieces by George Gordon Noel Byron
  19. His best known production is the hymn, " Much in sorrow, oft in Woe." ” – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  20. May we not think of it as oft and again visited by Martha, and Mary, and Lazarus? ” – Memories of Bethany by John Ross Macduff

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