o'er


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o'er

 (ôr)
prep. & adv.
Over.

o'er

(ɔː; əʊə)
prep, adv
a poetic contraction of over

o'er

(əː) adverb, preposition
short for over. o'er the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.o'er - throughout a period of time; "stay over the weekend"
References in classic literature ?
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplght gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er She shall press, ah, nevermore!
Just then a tiny dew-drop that hung o'er the dell On the breast of the bud like a soft star fell; But impatiently she flung it away from her leaf, And it fell on her mother like a tear of grief, While she folded to her breast, with wilful pride, A glittering fire-fly that hung by her side.