[ɒv;(ə)v] or [əv]
(prep.) In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as:
(prep.) Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
(prep.) Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
(prep.) Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
(prep.) Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.
(prep.) Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
(prep.) Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.
(prep.) Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
(prep.) Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
(prep.) Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
(prep.) Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
(prep.) Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
(prep.) During; in the course of.
prep. from or out from: belonging to: out of: among: proceeding from so in the Litany and Nicene Creed: owing to: with: over: concerning: during: (B. and Pr. Bk.) sometimes=by from on or over.—Of purpose (B.) intentionally.
- Investigation of these cases, however, revealed invariably the purely fraudulent nature of all such offers, which were uniformly declined. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Will was not quite contented, thinking that he would apparently have been of more importance if he had been disliked. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Of the numerous other telegraph instruments that have been invented since 1837, that of Mr. Morse is in most general use, especially on the Continent and in America. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- The tribe was a big family; the nation a group of tribal families; a household often contained hundreds of people. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- On the strength of Darcy's regard, Bingley had the firmest reliance, and of his judgement the highest opinion. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Nothing, he said, can be more just than such a description of him. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- His mouth was such a post-office of a mouth that he had a mechanical appearance of smiling. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- The paper was first dipped into a solution of common salt, and then wiped dry, to diffuse the salt uniformly through the substance of the paper. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- Miss Vye's family is a good one on her mother's side; and her father was a romantic wanderer--a sort of Greek Ulysses. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Reason is wholly inactive, and can never be the source of so active a principle as conscience, or a sense of morals. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- But when she went away, he relapsed under the misery of his dissolution. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Old Steiler was standing at the porch of his hotel. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- He thought no more of the matter until he heard in the evening of the tragedy that had occurred. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- The human watchdogs must be philosophers or lovers of learning which will make them gentle. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It was generally believed that there would be a flurry; that some of the extreme Southern States would go so far as to pass ordinances of secession. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- The perfect impregnation of the water with gas, however, requires time. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Animal and vegetable matter buried in the depth of the earth sometimes undergoes natural distillation, and as a result gas is formed. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Seest thou, Isaac, said Front-de-Boeuf, the range of iron bars above the glowing charcoal? 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- My, it might be a description of Watson! 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- They have a kind of hard flints, which, by grinding against other stones, they form into instruments, that serve instead of wedges, axes, and hammers. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- In each bladder was a small quantity of dried peas, or little pebbles, as I was afterwards informed. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- I am the last court of appeal. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- I felt it against the back of the chair. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The table was of the usual European style --cushions dead and twice as high as the balls; the cues in bad repair. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- And then commenced a train of thought quite new to me. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.