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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a common/widespread/frequent complaint
▪ A common complaint of children is that parents do not listen to them.
a regular/frequent guest
▪ The Johnsons were regular guests at Eric’s house in Notting Hill.
frequent absences (=happening often)
▪ She disliked Stephen's frequent absences on business.
frequent/constant/repeated references
▪ Medieval literature contains frequent references to insanity.
frequent/rare/common occurrence
▪ Laughter was a rare occurrence in his classroom.
▪ Flooding in the area is a common occurrence.
heavy/frequent use (=when something is used a lot)
▪ The heavy use of pesticides in the area led to severe health problems.
regular/frequent inspections
▪ Restaurants are subject to regular health and safety inspections.
▪ Laura's frequent absences in London meant that her baby, Emma, was often left behind with Gwenny Hughes.
▪ The national income, too, is hard to calculate exactly in the frequent absence of reliable national statistics.
▪ There is a frequent absence of straight lines between the two periods, however.
▪ The school sent Rachaela a letter saying that Ruth's frequent absences were causing her work to suffer.
▪ One of the most frequent causes of fighting is the dispute over the possession of desired objects.
▪ Drug-induced renal magnesium wasting is one of the more frequent causes of clinical hypomagnesemia.
▪ Overreaching for an article on nearby furniture is a frequent cause of accidents.
▪ Muscle Tension Tight cervical muscles related to anxiety-depression is a frequent cause of neck pain in an outpatient population.
▪ In the 1950s, male homosexuality was a frequent cause of suicidal attempts or feelings, because of the pre-Woolfenden potential for blackmail.
▪ A frequent cause is marital infidelity.
▪ A less frequent cause is one in which part of the chromosome is attached to another.
▪ A closed loop that some one can catch their foot in and trip is one of the most frequent causes of industrial accidents.
▪ Efforts are best directed towards ensuring correct use rather than suffering the disruption caused by frequent change.
▪ This species requires frequent change of water.
▪ We know that in most regions there have been frequent changes of climate in the geologically immediate past.
▪ A padded, correctly adjusted saddle, rest breaks and frequent changes in position may help.
▪ Military service also brings about major and frequent changes of domicile.
▪ But the council also said that frequent changes in immigration and asylum policies had played a fundamental and negative role.
▪ More frequent change would have produced a counterproductive restlessness.
▪ The breakdown of departments into functional areas is unfortunately subject to frequent change, making computerisation of the return difficult.
▪ As already mentioned, an increasing number of research reports shows that a frequent complaint made by patients is lack of information.
▪ Parents are-generally aware that their frequent complaints are hurting their relationships.
▪ Another frequent complaint is that few managers seem to add real value to the work of their subordinates.
▪ This arrangement naturally resulted in frequent complaints by the forest inhabitants about illegal extortion by the foresters.
▪ Background noise Background noise preventing speech reception is a frequent complaint among people whose use a hearing-aid.
▪ President Gorbachev, with whom Chancellor Helmut Kohl had been in frequent contact, clearly gave his approval.
▪ Friends and business associates of Maurice were in frequent contact.
▪ Firstly people will have more-frequent contact with many more of their neighbours.
▪ The response: No one ever tried to seize frequent flier miles.
▪ He is a frequent flier and knows some of the pilots by name.
▪ But with electronic ticketing, you can still get advanced seat assignments, check in at curbside and accrue frequent flier mileage.
▪ A: They have the same value to other carriers as frequent flier tickets: None.
▪ The cottage, which was regularly to shelter four or five inhabitants together with frequent guests, was a tiny building.
▪ I had experienced Mr Weinberg on a number of occasions-he was a frequent guest at the White House.
▪ St Kevin from Glendalough, and St Columcille-Columba from just about everywhere, were frequent guests.
▪ Dvorak and Toscanini were frequent guests.
▪ Once established, the 20 minute process can be repeated at frequent intervals.
▪ Four soldiers with submachine guns patrolled the room, and an officer made his rounds at frequent intervals.
▪ In chronic cases the potency is usually administered every alternate day, or less frequent intervals if required.
▪ Sight-seeing tours with guides leave Waverley Bridge at frequent intervals each day.
▪ Downpipes should be clean and placed at frequent intervals soas to avoid long gutter runs and changes of direction.
▪ Check the call-sign reception at frequent intervals.
▪ Inevitably, the incontinent patient needs cleaning and drying at very frequent intervals, to prevent infections such as cystitis.
▪ Attempts were made at frequent intervals to contact Mr Clark without success.
▪ Because of the frequent occurrence of kept, this causes difficulties in quantitative analysis.
▪ Gingival hyperplasia is a frequent occurrence, especially in children and young adults.
▪ Playground fights at my London comprehensive, an austere archetypal 1960s building near Marble Arch, were frequent occurrences.
▪ Before the established use of surnames a recourse to nicknames was almost necessary and certainly of very frequent occurrence.
▪ However, complex eigenvalues and vectors are of frequent occurrence, and require special consideration.
▪ Worse, a spokesman for the Treasury implies this is a frequent occurrence.
▪ In doing so I will be making frequent reference to the empirical research findings of criminologists working mostly in the positivist tradition.
▪ There are frequent references in her notes to such visits.
▪ There are frequent references in his diary to air-raids, sometimes two or three in the same day.
▪ Video showing rapid and intensive change, for example, will need frequent reference frames to maintain an intelligible motion sequence.
▪ Despite frequent references in the press to the number of Party functionaries in leading posts at the Front, such criticisms persisted.
▪ One area of television where frequent reference has been made to homosexuality is in the arts programmes.
▪ On his frequent trips to the United States, the Shah was given royal receptions.
▪ Few can afford either the calories or the cost of frequent trips to these gourmet candy stores.
▪ The information will be largely internally supplied and will have frequent use.
▪ On further questioning, the young woman admitted to frequent use of laxatives.
▪ Both require frequent use of the gearbox if they are to live up to expectations.
▪ We shall make frequent use of this distinction in the course of the present work.
▪ Leave blank lines between paragraphs and make frequent use of headings to hold the reader's interest.
▪ He and Dunn made frequent use of their binoculars.
▪ Allen cast around and within a few yards further came upon a man-made path, narrow and winding, but in frequent use.
▪ The decline in the demand for wooden poles has been accelerated by the frequent use of metal poles.
▪ These cases require frequent visits and continuing follow-up by the Honorary Welfare Officers.
▪ McNicholas makes frequent visits to Britain to raise funds to keep these projects going.
▪ John Barratt was to oversee the Coniston adventure from Grassington but making frequent visits.
▪ Francis of Assisi, who tamed a very bad wolf there during one of his frequent visits.
▪ Dolly was paying frequent visits to the house.
▪ Now that her brothers had come home, Margarett made frequent visits to Boston.
▪ There would be frequent visits, more songs to be sung, perhaps a few arguments on the way, but nothing vital.
▪ In 1917 Pétain threw a share of the blame for the mutinies upon the frequent visits of Deputies to the front.
▪ Florence was a frequent visitor ... and had many of her ideas adopted in Parliament through the devotion of her brother-in-law.
▪ Those of them who live in Calcutta are frequent visitors to Motherhouse, especially on festivals and feast days.
▪ Malachi was a more frequent visitor.
▪ And the child, Fritha, or Frith, was a frequent visitor.
▪ Dolly was a frequent visitor to the house and there would be long conferences.
▪ We have been frequent visitors at Government House and have been staying also at their cottage, New Norfolk.
▪ Landladies were among the more frequent visitors to Bloomsbury House as the records indicate: Often, lodging and employment went together.
▪ After the election, I became a frequent visitor to Downing Street.
▪ As a frequent business traveler, I have spent many nights in bland hotel rooms.
▪ As the treatment began to take effect, her headaches became less frequent.
▪ Gunshots are so frequent in the neighborhood that she rarely calls the police anymore.
▪ His job involved making frequent trips to Saudi Arabia.
▪ My duties brought me into frequent contact with Captain Nagumo.
▪ Simmons is a frequent guest on daytime TV talk shows.
▪ The doctor recommended frequent salt baths to help the wound heal.
▪ Bradycardia is a frequent side effect.
▪ Despite frequent double-teaming, Shaw was still the Bears' most viable receiving option.
▪ Fighting may be restrained because the advantage of dangerous tactics will decrease as the habit becomes more frequent in the population.
▪ Its use is most frequent in the field of consumer products.
▪ That had to ne injected daily, but her husband recalls the injections being much less frequent.
▪ The vertiginous episodes tend to grow less frequent and less severe as hearing loss progresses.
▪ There are frequent references in her notes to such visits.
▪ There were frequent attempts to check it.
▪ Again, he was in an hotel, although not the kind he would normally care to frequent.
▪ Although he frequented the great houses of the city, his own quarters were modest.
▪ He tells the friend that he rarely frequents such spots because nature is not his teacher.
▪ Mallard duck, grey wagtail and occasionally kingfishers frequent the waterside. 6.
▪ Nor are the skies above frequented by commercial airlines, which eliminates interfering radar signals.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Frequent \Fre"quent\, a. [L. frequens, -entis, crowded, frequent, akin to farcire to stuff: cf. F. fr['e]quent. Cf. Farce, n.]

  1. Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits. ``Frequent feudal towers.''

  2. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent.

    He has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government.

  3. Full; crowded; thronged. [Obs.]

    'T is C[ae]sar's will to have a frequent senate.
    --B. Jonson.

  4. Often or commonly reported. [Obs.]

    'T is frequent in the city he hath subdued The Catti and the Daci.


Frequent \Fre*quent"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frequented; p. pr. & vb. n. Frequenting.] [L. frequentare: cf. F. fr['e]quenter. See Frequent, a.]

  1. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually; as, to frequent a tavern.

    He frequented the court of Augustus.

  2. To make full; to fill. [Obs.]

    With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "ample, profuse," from Old French frequent, or directly from Latin frequentem (nominative frequens) "often, regular, repeated; in great numbers, crowded, numerous, filled, full, populous," which is of uncertain origin. Watkins says probably from PIE *bhrekw- "to cram together," and compares Greek phrassein "to fence in," Latin farcire "to cram." Meaning "common, usual" is from 1530s; that of "happening at short intervals, often recurring" is from c.1600.


late 15c., "visit or associate with," from Old French frequenter "attend frequently; assemble, gather together," from Latin frequentare "visit regularly; do frequently, repeat; assemble in throngs," from frequentem (see frequent (adj.)). Meaning "visit often" is from 1550s. Related: Frequented; frequenter; frequenting.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 Done or occurring often; common. 2 Occurring at short intervals. 3 Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent. 4 (context obsolete English) Full; crowded; thronged. 5 (context obsolete English) Often or commonly reported. Etymology 2


  2. (context transitive English) To visit often.

  1. adj. coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints" [ant: infrequent]

  2. frequently encountered; "a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'";

  1. v. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of [syn: patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, sponsor] [ant: boycott, boycott]

  2. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet" [syn: haunt]

Usage examples of "frequent".

The result has been that State laws have come under increasingly frequent attack as being incompatible with acts of Congress operating in the same general field.

He was not so concerned about a President staying long in office, Adams said, as he was about too frequent elections, which often brought out the worst in people and increased the chances of foreign influence.

When a townsman and frequent visitor named John Marston called at the house on the afternoon of July 3, Adams was able to utter only a few words.

He did not mind the frequent traveling, he had to undertake, but he planned them well so that he managed to complete his business within a day or two and return to Ahmedabad where he had his head office.

It was these frequent glimmerings of the man underneath the childhood he was shucking that swept Angevine with true passion for him, that stained her vague parental warmth with something more hard and base and breathless.

Kennerman and at the same time to bring those she believes responsible-- who, not insignificantly, are rabid antiabortionist and frequent wife-beaters--to justice.

And it still stands today, still frequented by Argentinian military personnel, right next to the venerable old Harrods building, that far-lost symbol of a far-lost friendship.

I was now frequenting the athenaeum reading rooms, where the very same loquacious gentleman whom I had encountered before, the mysterious Poe enthusiast, continued his regular appearances, reading the newspapers and gushing over the inept articles appearing in print on Edgar Poe.

Whenever tetracycline appears in the neighborhood, a Bacteroides transposon goes into overdrive, manufacturing R-plasmids at a frantic rate and then passing them to other bacteria in an orgy of sexual encounters a hundred times more frequent than normal.

With the assistance of a young doctor, named Romain, he made a number of small balloons, and sent them into the air at frequent intervals to see if they would rise into some current which would waft them to England, and show a way that he might follow.

He was well-known, at least by sight, to all night-living Baltimoreans, and to those who frequented race-track, gambling-house, and the furtive cockpits that now and then materialise for a few brief hours in the forty miles of country that lie between Baltimore and Washington.

Europe still frequent the port of Bassora, as a convenient station and passage of the Indian trade.

The same applies to several other patients here at Beaverwood, specifically those whose relatives have been frequent guests at Gray Towers.

Situated as it was between Cheston-on-the-Water and greater London, Bentley frequented it often, for the Cat was the sort of place one could get a clean, louse-free bed and, if a man were so inclined, a clean, louse-free bedmate to warm it.

Baptiste found himself frequenting the lab where Benoit spent her days away from jail.