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OBE

abbr.
Order of the British Empire
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OBE

abbreviation for
1. Officer of the Order of the British Empire
2. (Psychology) out-of-body experience
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O.B.E.

Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire.
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It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
Most men would have deemed themselves fortunate to have been absent on the perilous occasion of the Sioux inroad, as was Obed Bat, (or as he was fond of hearing himself called, Battius,) M.D.
There," exclaimed Obed, when he had ended this sententious but comprehensive description, "there is an animal, which will be likely to dispute with the lion his title to be called the king of the beasts!"
Speaking on his marriage, Obed was often quoted as saying; 'I prayed to God that I wanted Him to use my life and that I was ready to serve Him.