Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times
during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
Where Easily canst thou find one miserable, And not inforced oft-times
to part from truth, If it may stand him more in stead to lie, Say and unsay, feign, flatter, or abjure?
He had to forage for himself, and he foraged well, though he was oft-times
a plague to the squaws in consequence.
For every feat of telescoping long days and weeks of life into mad magnificent instants, one must pay with shortened life, and, oft-times
, with savage usury added.
And the noble Arthur fell in a swoon to the earth, and there he swooned oft-times
Gold ornaments And silver pins were smashed and trodden down, And blood-red silken skirts were stained with wine In oft-times
How truly does Epictetus observe: 'We know not what awaiteth us round the corner, and the hand that counteth its chickens ere they be hatched oft-times
doth but step on the banana-skin.' The prophets who anticipated a struggle keener than any in football history were destined to be proved false.
Tarzan could not but note with grudging approval the spirit of helpfulness she manifested in the oft-times
painful labor of gathering and arranging the thorn bushes which constituted the temporary protection against roaming carnivores.
" I try to keep it informative, which is not difficult because of the interesting and oft-times
challenging questions I receive from readers.
Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV explains that black actors' appearances on the small screen are oft-times
compromised, reiterating tropes reminiscent of buffooning, hypersexualized, black American entertainers of yore.
For someone who seems so alive and oft-times
irreverent on stage, Ai-Ai said she is easily overcome with nervousness.