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
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obsequious
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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
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orifex
original
orison
ornament
ort
orthography
osier
ostent
ostentation
other
othergates
otherwhere
otherwhiles
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ought
oui away
ounce
ouph
ousel
out
outbrag
outbrave
outbreast
outbreathed
outburn
outcrafty
outdare
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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
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overset
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overshoot
oversize
overskip
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oversnow
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overstain
overstare
overstink
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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 I.i.5 [Philo to Demetrius, of Antony] Those his goodly eyes ... now turn / The office and devotion of their view / Upon a tawny front
AC II.ii.216 [Enobarbus to Agrippa and Maecenas, of those making the sails swell on Cleopatra's barge] those flower-soft hands, / That yarely frame the office
AC III.xii.10 [Caesar to Ambassador] Declare thine office
AC IV.vi.27 [Soldier to Enobarbus] I must attend mine office
AW II.i.126 [Helena to King] I will no more enforce mine office on you
AW II.v.60 [Bertram to Helena] The ministration and required office / On my particular [i.e. my particular duties and responsibilities as a husband]
AW IV.iii.56 [First Lord to Second Lord, of Helena's supposed death] which could not be her office to say is come
AW IV.iv.5 [Helena to Diana and Widow, of the King] Time was, I did him a desired office, / Dear almost as his life
AW V.ii.48 [Lafew to Parolles] Dost thou put upon me at once both the office of God and the devil
AW V.iii.303 [King to all] Is there no exorcist / Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes
CE III.ii.2 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] And may it be that you have quite forgot / A husband's office?
CE V.i.99 [Adriana to Abbess] I will attend my husband ... for it is my office
Cym I.vii.91 [Iachimo to Innogen] It is an office of the gods to venge it
Cym III.iii.4 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] this gate ... bows you / To a morning's holy office [i.e. religious service]
Cym III.v.10 [Cymbeline to Lords, of providing a safe conduct for Lucius] you are appointed for that office
E3 II.i.335 [King Edward to Warwick] What office were it to suggest a man / To break a lawful and religious vow?
E3 II.i.348 [Warwick alone] O doting King! O detestable office!
1H4 V.i.112 [King Henry to Worcester] Rebuke and dread correction wait on us, / And they shall do their office
2H4 I.Induction.28 [Rumour alone] My office is / To noise abroad that Harry Monmouth fell
2H4 I.i.101 [Northumberland to Morton] the first bringer of unwelcome news / Hath but a losing office
2H4 II.i.38 [Hostess to Fang and Snare] Do your offices, do your offices
2H4 IV.iv.24 [King Henry IV to Clarence] noble offices thou mayst effect / Of mediation
H5 II.ii.33 [King Henry to Grey] We ... shall forget the office of our hand / Sooner than quittance of desert and merit
H5 V.ii.29 [Burgundy to King Henry and the French King] my office hath so far prevailed / That face to face ... / You have congreeted
1H6 III.i.55 [Somerset to Warwick, of Winchester] Methinks my lord should be religious, / And know the office that belongs to such
2H6 II.iv.102 [Sheriff to Duchess, of his duty in escorting her] It is my office
2H6 III.ii.93 [Queen to King] Aeolus would not be a murderer, / But left that dreadful office unto thee
3H6 I.iv.109 [Clifford to Queen, of killing York] That is my office
3H6 V.vi.19 [Richard to King, of Daedalus] what a peevish fool was that of Crete, / That taught his son the office of a fowl!
H8 I.i.198 [Brandon to Sergeant] Your office, sergeant: execute it
H8 II.iv.190 [King Henry to all] my lady's womb, / If it conceived a male child by me, should / Do no more offices of life to't than / The grave does to th'dead
H8 III.ii.144 [Wolsey to King Henry] For holy offices I have a time
H8 IV.i.15 [First Gentleman to Second Gentleman] the list / Of those that claim their offices this day, / By custom of the coronation
KJ V.ii.177 [Bastard to Lewis the Dauphin, of death at King John's command] whose office is this day / To feast upon whole thousands of the French
KJ V.vii.71 [Bastard to dead King John] I do but stay behind / To do the office for thee of revenge
KL II.i.105 [Cornwall to Edmund] I hear that you have shown your father / A child-like office
KL II.iv.101 [Lear to Gloucester] Infirmity doth still neglect all office / Whereto our health is bound [i.e. which we are bound to do when healthy]
KL II.iv.173 [Lear to Regan] Thou better knowest / The offices of nature
KL III.i.42 [disguised Kent to Gentleman] I ... from some knowledge and assurance offer / This office to you
KL V.iii.246 [Edgar to Edmund] Who has the office?
Luc 936 [] Time's office is to fine the hate of foes
MA II.i.347 [Hero to Don Pedro] I will do any modest office
MA III.i.12 [Hero to Margaret] This is thy office
MA IV.i.263 [Beatrice to Benedick] It is a man's office
MA V.i.27 [Leonato to Antonio] 'tis all men's office to speak patience / To those that wring under the load of sorrow
MA V.iv.14 [Leonato to Antonio] You know your office, brother
Mac II.iii.133 [Malcolm to Donalbain] To show an unfelt sorrow is an office / Which the false man does easy
Mac III.iii.3 [Second Murderer to Third Murderer, of Macbeth] he delivers / Our offices and what we have to do
Mac IV.i.67 [Witches to First Apparition] Come high or low, / Thyself and office deftly show
MM I.iii.40 [Duke to Friar Thomas] I have on Angelo imposed the office
MM II.i.39 [Escalus to Angelo] Some run from brakes of office [unclear meaning] [F brakes of Ice]
MM II.ii.13 [Angelo to Provost] Do you your office, or give up your place
MM IV.ii.122 [Provost to disguised Duke, reading Angelo's letter] fail not to do your office
MM V.i.375 [Duke to Friar Peter, of marrying Angelo and Mariana] Do you the office
MM V.i.458 [Duke to Provost] I do discharge you of your office
MND II.ii.8 [Titania to Fairies] Sing me now asleep; / Then to your offices
MV II.ix.61 [Portia to Arragon] To offend and judge are distinct offices, / And of opposed natures
MV IV.i.33 [Duke to Shylock] stubborn Turks and Tartars never trained / To offices of tender courtesy
MW IV.ii.4 [Falstaff to Mistress Ford, of repaying her] not only ... in the simple office of love, but in all the accoutrement, complement, and ceremony of it
MW V.v.40 [Mistress Quickly as Queen of Fairies to all] Attend your office and your quality
Oth I.iii.382 [Iago alone, of Othello] it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets / He's done my office [i.e. slept with my wife]
Oth III.iii.407 [Iago to Othello, of proving Desdemona's disloyalty] I do not like the office
Oth III.iv.109 [Cassio to Desdemona, of Othello] Whom I, with all the office of my heart, / Entirely honour
Per II.v.47 [Pericles to Simonides, of Thaisa] [I] ... bent all offices to honour her
R2 I.iii.256 [Bolingbroke to John of Gaunt] the tongue's office should be prodigal
R2 IV.i.5 [Bolingbroke to Bagot, of Gloucester's death] who performed / The bloody office of his timeless end
R2 IV.i.177 [York to Richard] To do that office of thine own good will
R3 III.v.10 [Buckingham to Richard, of his means of pretence] both are ready in their offices, / At any time to grace my stratagems
R3 III.vii.118 [Buckingham to Richard] you resign ... / The sceptred office of your ancestors ... / To the corruption of a blemished stock
R3 IV.i.25 [Anne to Brakenbury] I'll ... take thy office from thee on my peril
RJ V.i.23 [Balthasar to Romeo, of Juliet's death] pardon me for bringing these ill news, / Since you did leave it for my office
Sonn 77.13 [of the contemplative activities referred to] These offices, so oft as thou wilt look, / Shall profit thee
Sonn 101.13 [] Then do thy office, Muse
Tem I.i.37 [Boatswain to Mariners, of the passengers] They are louder than the weather, or our office
Tem I.ii.312 [Prospero to Miranda, of Caliban] He ... serves in offices / That profit us
Tem V.i.156 [Prospero to Alonso, of the lords] they ... scarce think / Their eyes do offices of truth
TG III.ii.40 [Proteus to Duke, of slandering Valentine] 'Tis an ill office for a gentleman
TG III.ii.44 [Duke to Proteus] the office is indifferent
TN I.v.200 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario] Speak your office [or: sense 4]
TN III.iv.248 [Viola as Cesario to Sir Toby] do me this courteous office
TN III.iv.317 [First Officer to Second Officer, of arresting Antonio] do thy office
TNK III.i.110 [Arcite to Palamon, of the banquet] I have an office there
TNK III.ii.36 [Gaoler's Daughter alone] All offices are done, / Save what I fail in [i.e. to help Palamon]
TNK V.i.150 [Emilia praying to Diana] This is my last / Of vestal office
TS Induction.i.71 [Lord to Huntsmen, of Sly] each one to his office when he wakes
TS IV.i.28 [Grumio to Curtis, of not lighting a fire] shall I complain on thee to our mistress, whose hand ... thou shalt soon feel, to thy cold comfort, for being slow in thy hot office?
TS V.ii.36 [Hortensio to Petruchio, of putting his wife down] That's my office
WT II.ii.31 [Paulina to Emilia, of telling Leontes about the new baby] The office / Becomes a woman best
WT IV.iv.568 [Camillo to Florizel] your anchors, who / Do their best office if they can but stay you / Where you'll be loath to be
WT V.i.77 [Paulina to Leontes] give me the office / To choose you a queen
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