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adverb uk   /ˈɒf.ən/ /ˈɒf.tən/ us    /ˈɑːf-/
A1 many times: I often see him in the garden. How often do you wash your hair? I don't often drink spirits. It's not often that you meet someone who you're instantly attracted to. I don't see my parents as often as I'd like to. Christmas is often mild in this country.
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