I am looking for a phrase meaning "as frequently/often happens"?

---- , she believed it when she heard such sort of rumor.

  • Neither frequently nor often happens would fit into the blank spot in your sentence and have it make sense. – Jason Bassford May 29 '19 at 12:54
  • Usually as often happens refers to a fairly general statement. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by your (non-grammatical) statement when she believed it when she heard such sort of rumor, but I'm guessing you might mean she (in particular) believed that kind of rumour (when she heard it. That might be better expressed as As she often did, she believed it when she heard that kind of rumour. Using as (so) often happens implies that people in general believe that kind of rumour (in which context ...when they hear it seems like unnecessary verbiage to me). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica May 29 '19 at 12:59
  • As usual ? As always? As per usual? – Smock May 29 '19 at 16:18

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