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 History of this Word

"of", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is preposition

"of" is a type of small common word

"of" is a part of the expression: all of, all of a sudden, kind of, of a mind to, of a sort, of all people, of choice, of course, of one mind, of record, of the moment, of two minds

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Meaning 12

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows what is taken away, removed or absent. Used to clarify an ambiguous relationship. Used with various words to indicate a wide range of meanings.

Examples of how the word is used

of illustration The muscles twitch helplessly once he is relieved of his load.
of illustration Angry patrons discovered that they were unknowingly relieved of their money and other valuables.