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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseldomsel‧dom /ˈseldəm/ ●●○ adverb  RARELYvery rarely or almost never Karen had seldom seen him so angry.see thesaurus at rarelyRegisterSeldom sounds rather literary. In everyday English, people usually say rarely or not very often: I seldom go there. → I don’t go there very often.GRAMMAR: Word orderIn formal writing, seldom can be put first, followed by an auxiliary and the subject, to emphasize that something very rarely happens: Seldom have I read an article that was so full of lies.
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seldomAnna seldom eats at home.Seldom have I read a book with such a powerful message.And the evening will include a session with rare and seldom heard recordings by the star.Council meetings are seldom longer than an hour.He has too often been seen snarling and too seldom seen smiling.But no one really knew, since he seldom spoke, except in monosyllables, and ignored most greetings.He seldom wasted time wondering why people wanted other people dead.
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