1 many times
SynonymfrequentlyWe often go there.I've often wondered what happened to him.How often do you go to the theatre?I see her quite often.Try to exercise as often as possible.We should meet for lunch more often.It is not often that you get such an opportunity.2 in many cases
SynonymcommonlyOld houses are often damp.People are often afraid of things they don't understand.All too often the animals die through neglect.His success depended, as so often happens, on things entirely outside his control.
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more often than not
usually; in a way that is typical of somebody/somethingAs often as not, he's late for work.
more at once too often at once adverb
every so often
occasionally; sometimesEvery so often I heard a strange noise outside.