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preposition, adverb, adjective
a Scots word for over
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  • Aifter aboot ten meenits mair o' this wark, she shot at me ower her shouther the obsairve, 'Isn't it an obstinate wretch?'

  • Hang him that has nae shift, and hang him that has ower mony.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I wish ye wad haud your tongue, an no mak me ower proud o her.

  • Ye got ower muckle o' your ain will, and ye're the waur o't.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • It wes hangin' ower Peter for months, but it cam oot sudden in the end, a' in a piece ae morning.

  • Ye're ower het and ower fu', sib to some o' the laird's tenants.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • "If I didna think I had got ower't I wadna hae been here the nicht," said the son.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • “I mun hae it ower,” she muttered to herself as she went on.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • Ay, but it was just to let Miss Ross see the danger of ower muckle thought, and how it brought on my palpitation.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • And maybe I hae been ower lang in comin to that same plainness!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald

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