from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. Over.
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- adv. Contraction of over
- prep. Contraction of over
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. A contr. of over.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A contraction, generally a poetical contraction, of over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. throughout a period of time
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It came o'er my ear like the sweet sound of newly arriving Bard freshman eager to experience this spectacular operatic production comedy, romance and drama set against Strauss's brilliant orchestral score, whilst relishing other rich works of literature and honing their writing skills in this, their first fantastical college orientation.
A good choice for the "gloomy days" of winter, readers will no doubt think of the tunnels they're coursing through when they consider the "o'er darkened ways made for our searching":
I guessed to him that it seemed black as beer flowed o'er my rising gorge and he lay weeping on his back.
The Grammy winner, 30, botched the lyrics, mistakenly singing "what so proudly we watched, at the twilight's last reaming" instead of "o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming."
Marching along all clothed in white watching o'er mountain meadows high.
'I've wrong'd her,' he said, 'but I kent it o'er late;
Brightly shall it burn for ever, o'er the waters without bound,
Crouch with hungry eyes and watch it fluttering closer o'er the sea,
They kiss'd his cauld hands; and a smile o'er his face
Weed and tangle — o'er the blackness curious sea-birds go and come —