Origin of oftMiddle English from OE, akin to German oft, Danish ofte, Swedish ofta, Gothic ufta
Oft is defined as short for often.
An example of oft is a poem referencing a voice often heard; the oft-heard voice.
Often. Often used in combination: his oft-expressed philosophy; oft-repeated tales.
Origin of oftMiddle English from Old English; see upo in Indo-European roots.
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- This one was oft repeated and rankled her whenever she heard it.
- We tackle our work; professionally and without rancor to one another in spite of a pall of indecision that oft times seeps in like a chill from a leaky window frame.
- They both spoke as if what said was oft repeated.
- General View Oft 'Il Sll L 1 RUM i tiL LA I.
- No doubt they are subsequently guided to higher excellence and effectiveness with the experience gained in their oft-repeated performance.