Glossary

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O
oaf
oak
oar
oath
oathable
ob
obdurate
obedience
obedient
obeisance
obey
object
objected
objection
oblation
obligation
obliged
oblique
obliquy
oblivion
obloquy
obscene
obscenely
obscure
obscured
obsequious
obsequiously
obsequy
observance
observancy
observant
observation
observe
observed
observing
observingly
obsque
obstacle
obstinate
obstruct
obstruction
occasion
occident
occidental
occulted
occupation
occupy
occurrent
od
odd
odd a
odd-conceited
odd-even
oddly
odds
odoriferous
odour
oeillade
o'er
of
off
offal
off-cap
offence
offenceful
offenceless
offend
offendress
offer
offering
office
office-badge
officed
officer
officious
oft
often
oftentimes
oft-subdued
oft-times
oil
oily
old
olive
Olympian
omen
ominous
omit
omne
on
once
one
oneyer
onixe
only
onset
onyer, oneyer
ope
open
open-arse
opener
operance
operant
operation
operative
opinion
opinioned
oppose
opposed
opposeless
opposing
opposite
opposition
oppress
oppressed
oppression
oppugnancy
opulency
or
orange-tawny
orange-wife
oration
orator
oratory
orb
orbed
orchard
ordain
order
ordered
ordering
orderly
ordinance
ordinant
ordinary
ordinate
ordnance
ordure
ore
organ
orgulous
orient
oriental
orifex
original
orison
ornament
ort
orthography
osier
ostent
ostentation
other
othergates
otherwhere
otherwhiles
ouch
ought
oui away
ounce
ouph
ousel
out
outbrag
outbrave
outbreast
outbreathed
outburn
outcrafty
outdare
outdared
outdure
outdwell
outface
outgo
out-jest
outlive
outlook
outnight
outparamour
outpeer
outrage
outrageous
outrun
outscorn
outsell
outside
outsleep
outspeak
outsport
outstand
outstorm
outstretch
outstretched
outstrike
outswear
outsweeten
out-tongue
outvenom
outvie
outwall
outward
outwear
outwork
outworth
ovator
over
over and over
overbear
overblow
overboots
overbulk
overbuy
overcharged
overcloyed
overcome
overcount
overcover
overcrow
overdo
overdusted
overdyed
overeaten
over-eye
over-far
overflourish
overflow
overfly
overfraught
overgalled
overglance
overgo
overgone
overgorged
overgreat
overgreen
overgrown
overhear
overhold
overjoy
overlaboured
overleap
overleather
overleaven
overlive
overlook
overlooking
over-lusty
overmaster
overmatched
overmatching
overmount
over-mounting
overname
overnight
overoffice
overparted
overpass
overpast
overpeer
overperch
overpicture
overplus
overpost
overpressed
over-prize
overproud
overrank
overraught
overreach
overreaching
overread
over-red
overridden
over-ride
overrule
overrun
overscutched
oversee
overseen
overset
overshade
overshine
overshoes
overshoot
oversize
overskip
overslip
oversnow
overspent
overstain
overstare
overstink
overstrawed
oversway
overswear
overswell
overtake
overteemed
overthrow
overthrown
overtop
over-topping
overtrip
overture
overvalue
overwalk
overwatch
overwatched
overweathered
overween
overweening
overweigh
overwhelming
overworn
overwrested
overwrestle
owe
owlet, howlet
ox
O-yea
oyes, oyez
office (n.) 1task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2role, position, place, function
office (n.) 3officialdom, people who hold office
office (n.) 4performance, business, intrigue
office (n.) 5service, sympathy, kindness
office (n.) 6room, apartment, living area
office (n.) 7(plural) kitchen, buttery, serving-room
office (n.) 8(plural) servants' quarters, service rooms
office (v.) 1officiously withhold, use petty authority to block
office (v.) 2carry out the work for, act as servants to
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AC II.iii.1 [Antony to Octavia] The world and my great office will sometimes / Divide me from your bosom
AYL I.ii.39 [Rosalind to Celia] thou goest from Fortune's office to Nature's
CE III.i.44 [Dromio of Ephesus to Dromio of Syracuse] thou hast stolen both mine office and my name
Cor II.i.214 [Brutus to Sicinius, of Martius] our office may / During his power go sleep
Cor II.iii.121 [Coriolanus alone, of following custom] Let the high office and the honour go / To one that would do thus
Cor III.i.35 [Coriolanus to Brutus and Sicinius] What are your offices?
Cor III.iii.64 [Sicinius to Coriolanus] We charge you that you have contrived to take / From Rome all seasoned office
Cym V.v.257 [Cornelius to Innogen, of taking his drug] All offices of nature should again / Do their due functions
1H4 V.i.34 [Worcester to King Henry] For you my staff of office did I break
2H4 IV.v.130 [King Henry IV to Prince Henry, of a foreign ruffian] England shall give him office
2H4 V.iii.115 [Pistol to Shallow] A foutre for thine office!
2H4 V.iii.122 [Falstaff to Shallow] choose what office thou wilt in the land
H5 II.i.81 [Boy to Bardolph, of Falstaff] put thy face between his sheets, and do the office of a warming-pan
H5 III.vi.134 [Montjoy to King Henry, of what the French King hads said] So far my King and master; so much my office
H5 III.vi.137 [King Henry to Montjoy] Thou dost thy office fairly
2H6 I.iii.133 [Queen to Gloucester] Thy sale of offices and towns in France
H8 I.ii.16 [Queen Katherine to King Henry] The dignity of your office
H8 I.ii.172 [Queen Katherine to Surveyor] You were the Duke's surveyor, and lost your office / On the complaint o'th' tenants
H8 II.iv.115 [Queen Katherine to Wolsey] your words, / Domestics to you, serve your will as't please / Yourself pronounce their office
H8 III.ii.156 [King Henry to Wolsey] Since I had my office, / I have kept you next my heart
H8 V.iii.33 [Cranmer to all] all the progress / Both of my life and office
JC IV.iii.11 [Brutus to Cassius] you yourself / Are much condemned ... / To sell and mart your offices for gold / To undeservers [i.e. your positions of trust]
JC V.v.29 [Volumnius to Brutus, of helping him commit suicide] That's not an office for a friend
KJ IV.i.118 [Arthur to Hubert] All things that you should use to do me wrong / Deny their office
KL IV.vi.160 [Lear to all] a dog's obeyed in office
LLL IV.iii.308 [Berowne to all] love ... gives to every power a double power, / Above their functions and their offices
LLL V.ii.350 [Princess to King] virtue's office never breaks men's troth
Luc 628 [Lucrece to Tarquin] Thy princely office how canst thou fulfil
Luc 1000 [Lucrece as if to time, of Tarquin] who so base would such an office have / As slanderous deathsman to so base a slave?
MA III.iii.50 [Dogberry to Second Watchman, of a thief] you may suspect him, by virtue of your office, to be no true man
Mac I.vii.18 [Macbeth alone] this Duncan ... hath been / So clear in his great office
MM II.i.249 [Escalus to Elbow] I thought, by your readiness in the office, you / had continued in it some time
MM IV.ii.9 [Provost to Pompey] Here is in our prison a common executioner, who in his office lacks a helper
MM IV.ii.112 [Provost to disguised Duke] Lord Angelo, belike thinking me remiss in mine office, awakens me
MV II.vi.43 [Jessica to Lorenzo, of being a torchbearer] 'tis an office of discovery
MV II.ix.41 [Arragon to himself] O that estates, degrees, and offices / Were not derived corruptly
Oth I.iii.118 [Othello to Duke] The trust, the office I do hold of you
Oth II.iii.212 [Montano to Iago] If partially affined or leagued in office [i.e. not prepared to testify against a fellow-officer]
Oth III.iii.372 [Iago to Othello] take mine office
Oth IV.ii.90 [Othello to Emilia] You, mistress, / That have the office opposite to Saint Peter / And keep the gate of hell!
Oth IV.ii.131 [Emilia to Iago] I will be hanged if ... / Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, / Have not devised this slander
PassP XIV.16 [Pilgrim] Not daring trust the office of mine eyes
Per II.i.93 [Second Fisherman to Pericles] if all your beggars were whipped, I would wish no better office than to be beadle
R2 II.i.47 [John of Gaunt to all, of the sea protecting England] Which serves it in the office of a wall
R2 II.iii.27 [Percy to Northumberland, of Worcester] he hath ... / Broken his staff of office
RJ IV.v.85 [Capulet to all] All things that we ordained festival / Turn from their office to black funeral
TC I.iii.88 [Ulysses to all, of the heavens] Observe ... proportion, season, form, / Office, and custom
TC I.iii.231 [Aeneas to all] Which is that god in office, guiding men?
TC V.vi.4 [Ajax to Diomedes, of punishing Troilus] Were I the general, thou shouldst have my office / Ere that correction
Tem I.ii.84 [Prospero to Miranda, of Antonio] having both the key / Of officer and office
TG I.ii.44 [Julia to Lucetta, of her role in passing on Proteus' letter] 'tis an office of great worth
Tim I.ii.118 [Servant to Timon, of a messenger from the ladies] which bears that office to signify their pleasures
Tim.I.ii.201 [Flavius to himself] would I were gently put out of office / ore I were forced out!
Tim IV.iii.238 [Timon to Apemantus, of the latter vexing Timon] Always a villain's office or a fool's
TNK III.i.111 [Palamon to Arcite] I know your office / Unjustly is achieved
TNK V.iii.35 [Theseus to Emilia] Those that remain with you could wish their office / To any of their enemies
TS Induction.ii.33 [Lord to Sly, of the servants] Each in his office ready at thy beck
Ven 1039 [of Venus' eyes] they resign their office and their light / To the disposing of her troubled brain