(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. often, regularly, usually, commonly, habitually, generally, customarily, ordinarily, many times, in many instances, repeatedly, again and again, over and over, time after time, time and again, recurrently, many a time, continually, constantly, not infrequently, often enough, more often than not, chronically, perpetually, persistently, successively, periodically, every now and then, intermittently, spasmodically, at times, oftentimes, oft, a lot, every time one turns around*, more times than you can shake a stick at*; see also regularly 1 , 2 .
Ant. seldom*, infrequently, rarely.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb In an expected or customary manner; for the most part: commonly, consistently, customarily, generally, habitually, naturally, normally, often, regularly, routinely, typically, usually. Idioms: as usual, per usual. See BIG, USUAL.

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