over the course of these novels, the style becomes increasingly parsimonious, reaching its apotheosis in The Golden Bowl.
over her chest are block letters that read: “Make them regret the day they dared call you fat.”
over the next week, he entertained his three children and six grandchildren with his famous gallows humor.
I remember one night, over several drinks, I told my friend everything: Am I shooting blanks?
They have quarreled more than cooperated over the last six decades.
Rub it over with a piece of butter, strew it with a little chopped sage and a few bread crumbs, and roast it in a Dutch oven.
She is glad to believe that there is every reason why it will soon be over.
In 1891 a law was passed providing for jail matrons in cities of 100,000 and over.
His arms tightened about her as he said the name over and over.
The day it is over I will meet you under any condition you choose to name.
Old English ofer "beyond, above, upon, in, across, past; on high," from Proto-Germanic *uberi (cf. Old Saxon obar, Old Frisian over, Old Norse yfir, Old High German ubar, German über, Gothic ufar "over, above"), from PIE *uper (see super-). As an adjective from Old English uffera. As an adverb from late Old English. Sense of "finished" is attested from late 14c. Meaning "recovered from" is from 1929. In radio communication, used to indicate the speaker has finished speaking (1926). Adjective phrase over-the-counter is attested from 1875, originally of stocks and shares.
word-forming element meaning "above; highest; across; too much; above normal; outer," from Old English ofer (see over). Over and its Germanic relations were widely used as prefixes, and sometimes could be used with negative force, though this is rare in Modern English. Cf. Gothic ufarmunnon "to forget," ufar-swaran "to swear falsely;" Old English ofercræft "fraud."