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Definitions of o'er

  1. A contr. of Over.
  2. Over: used chiefly in poetry.
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Usage examples for o'er

  1. And is the old flag flying still That o'er your fathers flew, With bands of white and rosy light, And field of starry blue? – The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 5 Poems Of The Class Of '29 (1851-1889) by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  2. " Run, then, Roger, and bring them to me," said the Dame; " they are o'er young for such quarrels. – In the Border Country by Josephine Daskam Bacon
  3. I feel that I do fear 800 Her words set off by some superior power; And, though not mortal, yet a cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er, as when the wrath of Jove Speaks thunder and the chains of Erebus To some of Saturn's crew. – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton
  4. The stiff clouds as if carefully iron'd and starch'd, While a cast- iron bridge, meant for wooden, o'er- arch'd Something more like a road than a river. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  5. While stretched at length upon the floor, Again I fought each combat o'er. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  6. So let the way wind up the hill or down, O'er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy: Still seeking what I sought when but a boy, New friendship, high adventure, and a crown, My heart will keep the courage of the quest, And hope the road's last turn will be the best. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  7. Yet solemn when the darkening shadows fleet Successive o'er the wide and silent hills, Gilded by watry sun- beams, then we meet Peculiar pomp of vision. – Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace by Anna Seward
  8. Still further o'er the far waves seemed to float, Still further backwards, 'mid the mists, remote. – Poems of Emile Verhaeren by Emile Verhaeren
  9. Cheated, deceived, our cherished day- dreams o'er, We cling the closer, and we trust the more. – Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life. by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney
  10. The fourth day shone, when all their labours o'er, Tydides' vessels touched the wish'd- for shore. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  11. Come, begin, While Tityrus watches o'er the grazing kids. – The Bucolics and Eclogues by Virgil
  12. A wheel of shadow sped along the fields And o'er the dreaming cities. – Gloucester Moors and Other Poems by William Vaughn Moody
  13. Now o'er the silent plain We for our much lov'd Phaon call again, And Phaon! – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  14. I come to watch o'er thee! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. As the range- rider passed lightly down the walk there drifted back to the prizefighter the words of a cowboy song:- " Oh, bury me out on the lone prairee, In a narrow grave just six by three, Where the wild coyotes will howl o'er me- Oh, bury me out on the lone prairee." – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  16. But when once you got inside, Got to drifting with the tide Of Goodfellowship that seemed to fill the room; Was there not a better feeling That came softly o'er you stealing That seemed to send the sunlight through the gloom? – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  17. But when a lass is- is- O'er fond, and afraid of losing her sweetheart. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. He was faithful to his " Don Juan," his Hebrew melodies- his " O'er the glad waters of the deep blue sea." – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  19. Mountains- with waves of ashes covered o'er! – Poems by Victor Hugo
  20. In the silence of the night time when turmoils and strife are o'er. – The Secret of the Creation by Howard D. Pollyen
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