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Examples of o'er in a Sentence

Adverb when the night is o'er
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb These are the ramparts watched o'er by Francis Scott Key in 1814, inspiring the poem that became our national anthem. Jill Gerston, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Baltimore," 19 Feb. 2010

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1592, in the meaning defined above


1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of o'er was in 1592

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Kids Definition of o'er

: over They sailed o'er the ocean.

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