O is for

Our, pron. (first person plural possessive used as an adjective)
Are, v. indicative present plural, and second person singular of “to be” – to exist or live
Hour, n. a period of time equivalent to sixty minutes

Our towels are still wet, even though they’ve been in the dryer for an hour.

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Overdue, adj. late, too long awaited
Overdo, v. to do to excess

Since I was ten days overdue, I decided to take it easy and tried not to overdo it.

NB: see also D is for and U is for

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Oar, n. a tool (i.e. a paddle) to propel a boat
Or, conj. (used to connect words, phrases, clauses representing alternatives)
Ore, n. metal-bearing mineral or rock that can be mined.
O’er, prep. abbreviation of “over” – above, on top of

Dipping his oars into the lake, Frank rowed the boat o’er the water until he reached the mining site. He hurried up the shore, hoping that Bob or Joe would be ready to show him the iron ore.

 

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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro

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