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Definition of Of

  • In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as:
  • Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
  • Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
  • Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
  • Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.
  • Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
  • Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of many things.
  • Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
  • Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
  • Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
  • Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
  • During; in the course of.

How to use of in a sentence. Of pronunciation.

AGAINST THE HOUR OF MIDNIGHT XII.
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Some months later the following letter came to David Claridge in Cairo from Faith Claridge in Hamley: David, I write thee from the village and the land of the people which thou didst once love so well.
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Now, Davy, I must tell of a strange thing.
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She has become maid to a lady of degree, who has well befriended her.
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Because of the hard blows dealt him by thee, I went to make amends.
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Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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I knew the walk and the forward thrust of the head.
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I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
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There he sat looking at me with his staring blue eyes and shock of redgrey hair.
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He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
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For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
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But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
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A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
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And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
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Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
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He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
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Nay, I will give you a taste of it now," he added, as he brought forth the writing.
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What think thee of them now?
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The walls which have felt their look and their breath, the floor which has taken their footsteps, the chairs in which they have sat, have something of their presence.
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Examples of Of

Example #1
THE JEHAD AND THE LIONS XIII.
Example #2
THE LETTER, THE NIGHT, AND THE WOMAN X. THE FOUR WHO KNEW XI.
Example #3
Does thee love them still?
Example #4
They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
Example #5
The tavern, the theatre, the cross-roads, and the cockpit-was ever such a day!
Example #6
Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.