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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
oft (adv.)  often
oft, many a time and  very often, with great frequency
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AC III.vi.18 [Caesar to Agrippa and Maecenas, of Cleopatra] She ... / That day appeared, and oft before gave audience
AC III.xiii.82 [Cleopatra to Thidias, of her hand] Your Caesar's father oft ... / Bestowed his lips on that unworthy place
AC IV.xiv.139 [Antony to his soldiers] I have led you oft
AW I.i.103 [Helena to herself] full oft we see / Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly
AW I.i.212 [Helena alone] Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
AW I.ii.56 [King to all, of Bertram's father] his good melancholy oft began / On the catastrophe and heel of pastime
AW II.i.137 [Helena to King] He that of greatest works is finisher / Oft does them by the weakest minister
AW II.i.142 [Helena to King] Oft expectation fails, and most oft there / Where most it promises, and oft it hits / Where hope is coldest and despair most fits
AW II.iii.138 [King to Bertram, of honour] on every grave / A lying trophy, and as oft is dumb / Where dust and damned oblivion is the tomb
AW III.ii.122 [Helena alone] Whence honour but of danger wins a scar, / As oft it loses all
AW V.iii.63 [King to Bertram] Oft our displeasures, to ourselves unjust, / Destroy our friends and after weep their dust
AW V.iii.82 [King to Bertram, of a ring] mine eye, / While I was speaking, oft was fastened to't
AYL II.ii.9 [Second Lord to Duke Frederick] the roynish clown at whom so oft / Your grace was wont to laugh is also missing
AYL III.iv.42 [Corin to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena] you have oft inquired / After the shepherd that complained of love
AYL III.v.106 [Silvius to Phebe, of Rosalind as Ganymede] I have met him oft
AYL IV.iii.135 [Celia as Aliena to Oliver, of Orlando] Was't you that did so oft contrive to kill him?
AYL V.iv.81 [Jaques to Touchstone, of a nobleman] how oft did you say his beard was not well cut?
CE I.ii.19 [Antipholus of Syracuse to First Merchant, of Dromio of Syracuse] A trusty villain, sir, that very oft, / ... Lightens my humour with his merry jests
CE V.i.56 [Adriana to Abbess, of Antipholus of Ephesus] some love that drew him oft from home
Cor II.ii.69 [Coriolanus to all] Yet oft, / When blows have made me stay, I fled from words
Cor IV.i.24 [Coriolanus to Cominius] thou hast oft beheld / Heart-hardening spectacles
Cym I.vi.14 [Queen to Cornelius] our great king himself doth woo me oft / For my confections
Cym II.iii.67 [Cloten alone] 'Tis gold / Which buys admittance--oft it doth
Cym II.iv.162 [Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] Me of my lawful pleasure she restrained / And prayed me oft forbearance
Cym III.iii.52 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus, of goings-on at court] hath as oft a sland'rous epitaph / As record of fair act
Cym III.iii.65 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] My fault being nothing--as I have told you oft
Cym IV.ii.112 [Belarius to Arviragus] the defect of judgement / Is oft the cause of fear
Cym V.v.249 [Cornelius to Cymbeline] The queen, sir, very oft importuned me / To temper poisons for her
E3 I.i.112 [King Edward to Lorraine] I shall be scarred / As oft as I dispose myself to rest / Until my colours be displayed in France
Ham I.i.139 [Horatio to Ghost] you spirits oft walk in death
Ham I.iii.40 [Laertes to Ophelia] The canker galls the infants of the spring / Too oft before their buttons be disclosed
Ham I.iii.72 [Polonius to Laertes] the apparel oft proclaims the man
Ham I.iii.76 [Polonius to Laertes] For loan oft loses both itself and friend
Ham I.iii.91 [Polonius to Ophelia, of Hamlet] 'Tis told me he hath very oft of late / Given private time to you
Ham I.iv.23 [Hamlet to Horatio] So oft it chances in particular men
Ham II.i.105 [Polonius to Ophelia] This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself ... / As oft as any passion under heaven
Ham III.i.46 [Polonius to Claudius] We are oft to blame in this ... that with devotion's visage / And pious action we do sugar o'er / The devil himself
Ham III.ii.197 [First Player as King to his Queen] what we do determine oft we break
Ham III.iii.59 [Claudius alone] oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself / Buys out the law
Ham V.i.186 [Hamlet to Horatio, of Yorick's skull] Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft
1H4 III.i.7 [Glendower to Hotspur] sit--good cousin Hotspur-- / For by that name as oft as Lancaster doth speak of you / His cheek looks pale
1H4 III.i.26 [Hotspur to Glendower] oft the teeming earth / Is with a kind of colic pinched and vexed
1H4 III.i.170 [Mortimer to Hotspur, of crossing Glendower] do not use it oft, let me entreat you
1H4 III.ii.24 [Prince Hal to Henry] many tales devised, / Which oft the ear of greatness needs must hear
1H4 III.iii.83 [Hostess to all, of Falstaff] I have heard the Prince tell him I know not how oft, that that ring was copper
2H4 II.ii.104 [Poins to Prince Henry, reading Falstaff's letter] as oft as he has occasion to name himself
H5 IV.i.243 [King Henry to himself, of ceremony] What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, / But poisoned flattery
H5 V.ii.356 [Queen Isabel to all] fell jealousy, / Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage
H5 Epil.chorus.13 [Chorus, of another play] Which oft our stage hath shown
1H6 I.iv.3 [Boy to Master Gunner, of the English] I ... oft have shot at them
2H6 I.i.183 [Salisbury to York and Warwick] Oft have I seen the haughty Cardinal
2H6 II.i.92 [Wife to all, of Simpcox being called to St Alban's shrine] Most true, forsooth; and many time and oft / Myself have heard a voice to call him so
2H6 II.iv.89 [Duchess to Stanley] Death, at whose name I oft have been afeard
2H6 III.ii.161 [Warwick to all] Oft have I seen a timely-parted ghost / Of ashy semblance
2H6 IV.i.136 [Suffolk to all] Great men oft die by vile Besonians
2H6 IV.iv.1 [Queen to herself] Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind
2H6 IV.vii.75 [Say to rebels] Great men have reaching hands: oft have I struck / Those that I never saw, and struck them dead
2H6 V.i.151 [Richard to all] Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur / Run back and bite, because he was withheld
2H6 V.ii.54 [Young Clifford alone] beauty, that the tyrant oft reclaims
3H6 I.iv.11 [York to all] Three times did Richard make a lane to me ... / And full as oft came Edward to my side
3H6 I.iv.128 [York to Queen] 'Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud
3H6 II.i.148 [Richard to and of Warwick] Oft have I heard his praises in pursuit
3H6 V.ii.20 [Warwick alone] The wrinkles in my brows, now filled with blood, / Were likened oft to kingly sepulchres
H8 I.ii.81 [Wolsey to King Henry] What we oft do best, / By sick interpreters, once weak ones, is / Not ours, or not allowed
H8 I.ii.160 [Surveyor to King Henry] a holy monk, ‘that oft’, says he, / ‘Hath sent to me’
H8 II.iv.164 [King Henry to Wolsey] You ever / Have wished the sleeping of this business, never desired / It to be stirred, but oft have hindered, oft, / The passages made toward it
JC III.i.116 [Cassius to all, of future retellings of Caesar's murder] So oft as that shall be, / So often shall the knot of us be called / The men that gave their country liberty
JC III.ii.76 [Antony to all] The evil that men do lives after them, / The good is oft interred with their bones
KJ IV.ii.204 [King John to Hubert] Why urgest thou so oft young Arthur's death?
KJ IV.ii.219 [King John to Hubert] How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds / Make deeds ill done!
KL I.ii.72 [Edmund to Gloucester, of Edgar] I have heard him oft maintain it to be fit that, sons at perfect age and fathers declined, the father should be as ward to the son
KL I.iv.343 [Albany to Gonerill] Striving to better, oft we mar what's well
KL II.ii.72 [disguised Kent to Cornwall, of Oswald] Such smiling rogues as these, / Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain
KL III.vi.58 [disguised Kent to Lear] where is the patience now / That you so oft have boasted to retain?
KL IV.i.19 [Gloucester to Old Man] Full oft 'tis seen / Our means secure us, and our mere defects / Prove our commodities
KL V.iii.72 [Regan to Gonerill] Jesters do oft prove prophets
LC 15 [of the woman] Oft did she heave her napkin to her eyne
LC 102 [of the man] if men moved him, was he such a storm / As oft twixt May and April is to see
LLL V.ii.549 [Costard as Pompey, of Pompey] oft in field, with targe and shield
LLL V.ii.830 [Rosaline to Berowne] Oft have I heard of you
Luc 38 [] For by our ears our hearts oft tainted be
Luc 70 [of two colours] oft they interchange each other's seat
Luc 131 [] Despair to gain doth traffic oft for gaining
Luc 146 [] Honour for wealth; and oft that wealth doth cost / The death of all, and all together lost
Luc 174 [] honest fear, bewitched with lust's foul charm, / Doth too too oft betake him to retire
MA II.iii.130 [Claudio to Leonato and Don Pedro, quoting Beatrice talking about Benedick] I ... that have so oft encountered him with scorn
MM I.iv.78 [Lucio to Isabella] Our doubts are traitors / And make us lose the good we oft might win
MM II.i.253 [Escalus to Elbow, of his being questioned so much about his length of service] they do you wrong to put you so oft upon't
MM II.i.270 [Escalus to Justice] Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so
MM II.iv.117 [Isabella to Angelo] it oft falls out / To have what we would have, we speak not what we mean
MM III.i.18 [disguised Duke to Claudio] Thy best of rest is sleep, / And that thou oft provok'st
MM IV.i.14 [disguised Duke to Mariana] music oft hath such a charm / To make bad good
MM IV.ii.147 [Provost to disguised Duke, of Barnardine] We have very oft awaked him
MND I.i.239 [Helena alone] therefore is love said to be a child / Because in choice he is so oft beguiled
MND III.ii.389 [Oberon to Puck] I with the morning's love have oft made sport
MV I.i.144 [Bassanio to Antonio, of finding lost arrows] by adventuring both / I oft found both
MV III.iii.22 [Antonio to Solanio, of Shylock] I oft delivered from his forfeitures / Many
Oth I.iii.7 [Second Senator to all] in these cases where the aim reports / 'Tis oft with difference
Oth I.iii.127 [Othello to all, of Desdemona] Her father loved me, oft invited me
Oth II.i.101 [Iago to Cassio, of Emilia] would she give you so much of her lips / As of her tongue she oft bestows on me, / You'd have enough
Oth II.i.170 [Iago to himself, as if to Cassio] it had been better you had not kissed your three fingers so oft
Oth II.iii.262 [Iago to Cassio] Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving.
Oth III.iii.99 [Othello to Iago, of Cassio going between Othello and Desdemona] [he] went between us very oft
Oth IV.i.17 [Iago to Othello, of honour] They have it very oft that have it not
Oth IV.i.85 [Iago to Othello, of Cassio] I will make him tell the tale anew, / Where, how, how oft, how long ago, and when / He hath, and is again, to cope your wife
PassP XVIII.41 [] Have you not heard it said full oft, / A woman's nay doth stand for nought?
Per Chorus.IV.12 [Gower alone] That monster envy, oft the wrack / Of earned praise
Per V.i.159 [Marina to Pericles, of a report of her birth] As my good nurse Lychorida hath oft / Delivered weeping
Per V.iii.53 [Pericles to Thaisa, of Helicanus] I have named him oft
R3 I.iii.105 [Queen Elizabeth to Richard] I will acquaint his majesty / Of those gross taunts that oft I have endured
R3 II.ii.3 [Girl to Duchess of York] Why do you weep so oft, and beat your breast
R3 III.i.55 [Richard to Cardinal Bourchier] Oft have I heard of sanctuary men, / But sanctuary children never till now
RJ I.iv.75 [Mercutio to all, of ladies' lips] Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues
RJ II.iii.77 [Romeo to Friar Laurence] Thou chidst me oft for loving Rosaline
RJ V.iii.88 [Romeo alone] How oft when men are at the point of death / Have they been merry!
RJ V.iii.122 [Friar Laurence to himself] How oft tonight / Have my old feet stumbled at graves!
Sonn 14.8 [] say with Princes if it shall go well, / By oft predict that I in heaven find [i.e. common signs] [debated reading]
Sonn 77.13 [] [of the contemplative activities referred to] These offices, so oft as thou wilt look, / Shall profit thee
Sonn 78.1 [] So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse
Sonn 128.1 [] How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st
Sonn 142.7 [] sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine
TC III.ii.71 [Cressida to Troilus] to fear the worst oft cures the worst
TC III.iii.20 [Calchas to Agamemnon] Oft have you - often have you thanks therefore - / Desired my Cressid in right great exchange
TC III.iii.83 [Achilles to Ulysses] >Prizes of accident as oft as merit
TC IV.iv.136 [Troilus to Diomedes] This brave shall oft make thee to hide thy head
TC IV.v.183 [Nestor to Hector] I have, thou gallant Trojan, seen thee oft
TG II.iv.101 [Silvia to Valentine, of Proteus] His worth is warrant for his welcome hither, / If this be he you oft have wished to hear from
TG II.vi.15 [Proteus alone, of Julia] Fie, fie, unreverend tongue, to call her bad / Whose sovereignty so oft thou hast preferred
TG V.iv.104 [Julia to Proteus] How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root!
Tim IV.iii.337 [Titus to Apemantus] oft thou shouldst hazard thy life for thy dinner
Tit IV.i.19 [Young Lucius to Marcus] I have heard my grandsire say full oft / Extremity of griefs would make men mad
Tit IV.i.110 [Marcus to Young Lucius, of fighting] Thy father hath full oft / For his ungrateful country done the like
Tit V.i.135 [Aaron to all] Oft have I digged up dead men from their graves
Tit V.ii.158 [Titus to Lords, of catching Chiron and Demetrius] Oft have you heard me wish for such an hour
TN I.ii.50 [Viola to Cesario] nature with a beauteous wall / Doth oft close in pollution
TN I.v.30 [Feste to himself, of wit] Those wits that think they have thee do very oft prove / fools
TN III.i.39 [Feste to Viola as Cesario] the fool should be as oft with your master as with my mistress
TN III.i.122 [Viola as Cesario to Olivia] 'tis a vulgar proof / That very oft we pity enemies
TN III.iii.15 [Sebastian to Antonio] I can no other answer make but thanks, / And thanks. And ever oft good turns / Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay
TN III.iv.3 [Olivia to herself, of Viola as Cesario] youth is bought more oft than begged or borrowed
TN III.iv.32 [Olivia to Malvolio] Why dost thou ... kiss thy hand so oft?
TN III.iv.176 [Sir Toby to Sir Andrew] it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off
TNK V.iii.103 [Emilia to herself] our reasons are not prophets / When oft our fancies are
TS II.i.53 [Petruchio to Baptista] to make mine eye the witness / Of that report which I so oft have heard
Ven 567 [] Things out of hope are compassed oft with vent'ring
Ven 1068 [] For oft the eye mistakes, the brain being troubled
WT I.ii.158 [Leontes to Hermione] my dagger muzzled, / Lest it should bite its master and so prove, / As ornaments oft does, too dangerous
WT I.ii.262 [Camillo to Leontes] if ever fearful / To do a thing where I the issue doubted ... 'twas a fear / Which oft infects the wisest
WT IV.iv.797 [Clown to Shepherd, of Autolycus] though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold