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
occasion (n.) 1circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 2ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 3need, want, requirement
occasion (n.) 4course of events, state of affairs
occasion (n.) 5political opportunity, expedient circumstance
occasion (n.) 6occurrence, action, manifestation
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AYL IV.iii.130 [Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Orlando] nature, stronger than his just occasion [i.e. the perfect excuse]
Cor II.i.28 [Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] a very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience [i.e. the slightest thing will make you impatient]
E3 I.i.67 [King Edward to all] See how occasion laughs me in the face!
Ham I.iii.54 [Laertes to Polonius or Ophelia] Occasion smiles upon a second leave
Ham II.ii.16 [Claudius to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] gather / So much as from occasion you may glean [Q2; F Occasions]
H5 III.ii.100 [Jamy to all] I sall quit you with gud leve, as I may pick occasion
1H6 IV.i.130 [Gloucester to Richard and Somerset, of Vernon and Basset] you do not well ... to take occasion from their mouths
2H6 V.iii.5 [York to all, of Salisbury] like a gallant in the brow of youth, / Repairs him with occasion
3H6 I.ii.45 [York to all] I seek occasion how to rise
KJ V.iv.51 [Salisbury to Melun, of returning his allegiance to King John] I do love the favour and the form / Of this most fair occasion
KL I.iii.25 [Gonerill to Oswald] I would breed from hence occasions ... / That I may speak
LLL II.i.69 [Rosaline to Princess, of Berowne] His eye begets occasion for his wit
LLL IV.ii.71 [Holofernes to Nathaniel and Dull, of his literary gifts] These are ... delivered upon the mellowing of occasion [i.e. when the time is ripe]
MV III.v.51 [Lorenzo to Launcelot] Yet more quarrelling with occasion [i.e. quibbling at every opportunity]
Oth II.i.235 [Iago to Roderigo, of Cassio] a finder out of occasions
R3 II.ii.148 [Buckingham to Richard] I'll sort occasion ... / To part the Queen's proud kindred from the Prince
Tem II.i.177 [Gonzalo to Alonso, of Antonio and Sebastian] I ... did it to minister occasion to these gentlemen
Tem II.i.211 [Antonio to Sebastian] Th'occasion speaks thee [i.e. speaks to thee]
TN I.ii.44 [Viola to Captain, of not revealing herself] Till I had made mine own occasion mellow [i.e. until the time is ripe]
TN I.v.82 [Malvolio to Olivia, of Feste] unless you laugh and minister occasion to him, he is gagged
TS II.i.36 [Katherina to Baptista, of Bianca] I will go sit and weep, / Till I can find occasion of revenge
WT IV.iv.827 [Autolycus alone] I am courted now with a double occasion: gold, and a means to do the Prince my master good
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