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in·fre·quent

 (ĭn-frē′kwənt)
adj.
1. Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare: an infrequent guest.
2. Situated or placed at rather wide intervals, as in time or space: infrequent oases in the desert.

in·fre′quence, in·fre′quen·cy n.
in·fre′quent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.infrequently - not many times; "in your 1850 church you not infrequently find a dramatic contrast between the sumptuous appointments of the building itself and the inhuman barrack-like living conditions in the church room"
frequently, oft, often, oftentimes, ofttimes - many times at short intervals; "we often met over a cup of coffee"

infrequently

adverb
Translations
redko

infrequently

[ɪnˈfriːkwəntlɪ] ADVrara vez, pocas veces
not infrequentlyno raramente, no pocas veces

infrequently

[ɪnˈfriːkwəntli] advpas souvent
not infrequently
Not infrequently, they were subjected to racial harrassment → Il n'était pas rare qu'ils soient soumis à des insultes racistes.
schools which, not infrequently, were made up of more than 80 per cent of children from ethnic minorities → des écoles qui, ce n'était pas rare, étaient composées à plus de 80% d'enfants des minorités ethniques

infrequently

advselten

infrequently

[ɪnˈfriːkwəntlɪ] advraramente
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
The sad thoughts with which this incident naturally left me were at length and suddenly dispersed, as sad thoughts not infrequently are, by a petticoat.
It is true I knew him more intimately than most: I met him first before ever he became a painter, and I saw him not infrequently during the difficult years he spent in Paris; but I do not suppose I should ever have set down my recollections if the hazards of the war had not taken me to Tahiti.
The two were nearly inseparable, and by strangers observing their manner were not infrequently mistaken for lovers.
With her indeed he not infrequently fell into discussion upon physics, the theory of agriculture, and especially philosophy; philosophy was Agafea Mihalovna's favorite subject.
Had I not known the whole chain of events, or had she not seen how much I was pained and disturbed by her teasing insistency, she would never have thought it worthwhile to soothe me with this frankness--even though, since she not infrequently used me to execute commissions that were not only troublesome, but risky, she ought, in my opinion, to have been frank in ANY case.
In those days a man imprisoned for debt was not infrequently a man imprisoned for life.
Thus trained in the exercise not only of free will, but despotic authority, Rowena was, by her previous education, disposed both to resist and to resent any attempt to control her affections, or dispose of her hand contrary to her inclinations, and to assert her independence in a case in which even those females who have been trained up to obedience and subjection, are not infrequently apt to dispute the authority of guardians and parents.
Not infrequently he goes along for years developing a state of mind, a consistent attitude, and then having got it thoroughly established does something in distinct contradiction to it.
For a long time Billy Kirby would then be seen sauntering around the taverns, the rider of scrub races, the bully of cock-fights, and not infrequently the hero of such sports as the one in hand.
The fatigue of a great grief not infrequently produces this effect on the mind.
Properly, a luminous ring encircling an astronomical body, but not infrequently confounded with "aureola," or "nimbus," a somewhat similar phenomenon worn as a head-dress by divinities and saints.