[ adverb ] not often
"we rarely met"
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
But marriage experts say that such mutual contribution and mutual joy are seldom achieved .
Family survival on our own Western frontier , for_example , could quite literally depend_on a man 's strength and ability to bring_home_the_bacon ; and the dependent wife seldom questioned his judgment about anything , including the marriage bed .(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
Questions and , particularly , exclamations are usually channeled along informal , horizontal lines not indicated in Figure 3 and seldom are carried beyond the nearest neighbor .(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
These blocks are sold in various sizes so it seldom is necessary to cut a block to fit .(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
The content of his words may lapse back into monotonous repetition , as if a phonograph_needle were stuck in one groove ; only seldom is it so simple as to be a matter of his obviously parroting some timeworn axiom , common to our culture , which he has evidently heard , over_and_over , from a parent until he experiences it as part of him .