Definitions of o'er

  1. A contr. of Over.
  2. Over: used chiefly in poetry.

Usage examples for o'er

  1. While stretched at length upon the floor, Again I fought each combat o'er. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  2. 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
  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. In the silence of the night time when turmoils and strife are o'er. – The Secret of the Creation by Howard D. Pollyen
  6. 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
  7. But when a lass is- is- O'er fond, and afraid of losing her sweetheart. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Come, begin, While Tityrus watches o'er the grazing kids. – The Bucolics and Eclogues by Virgil
  15. A wheel of shadow sped along the fields And o'er the dreaming cities. – Gloucester Moors and Other Poems by William Vaughn Moody
  16. 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.
  17. " 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
  18. Mountains- with waves of ashes covered o'er! – Poems by Victor Hugo