seldom vs often

seldom

Definitions

adverb

  1. not often

Examples

The genus Barclaya is very seldom seen in association with Cryptocoryne species.

Isadora seldom could pay her own way, but that never stopped her.

February is seldom a month to bring many people much cheer but this year for Championship clubs on the breadline, it will be tougher than ever.

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often

Definitions

adverb

  1. many times at short intervals
  2. in many cases or instances
  3. frequently or in great quantities

Examples

The mysterious jack snipe is a typical bird of the often water-logged northern taiga, birch and willow country.

Unless contraindicated, prophylaxis with a gastrointestinal motility stimulant laxative and a stool softener is appropriate in terminally ill patients who are being given opioids.

The caller urges the often elderly victims to transfer their money to a'safe' account set up in their name.

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