- The rise represents an increase of 36 per cent over three years.
- Apple trees normally grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet.
- Male lions can attain a weight of up to 225 kg.
- Almost 40 years ago, as a boy of ten, I was subjected to persistent bullying at a new school.
- He was a man of middle age, tall with brown hair.
- For a baby of only three months, she was remarkably heavy.
- He was about five years older than me but I knew him as he was the son of one of my mum's friends
- Back in the early 1960s, the government of Italy decided to set up an agency to regulate the production of wines.
- On the cover was a photograph of an elderly couple, a man standing behind a lady with his arms wrapped tightly around her.
- Music inspired by the plays of Shakespeare was the theme for Saturday night's 10th anniversary concert.
- His mother sang and played the songs of Cole Porter and Jerome Kern
- At about this time Correggio travelled to Rome where he must have studied classical works and the paintings of Raphael and Michelangelo.
- The familiar chimneys of the main railway offices can be seen at the back, on the left of the picture.
- He grew up in Encinitas, a small beach town just north of San Diego.
- Kentucky is the largest beef-producing state east of the Mississippi.
- It was a packed house, with people of all ages enjoying a brilliant night out.
- Two thirds of the artists were of Jewish backgrounds.
- According to myth, the city of Rome was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 753 BC.
- The £10,000 prize is awarded to the person who, in the opinion of the jury, has made the greatest contribution to art in the previous 12 months.
- Under the governing charter, all UN countries are bound to accept the decision of the 15-member council.
- Residents are already making preparations for the arrival of the hurricane.
- There is a high proportion of this electorate who are not persuaded of his leadership abilities.
- Do you know of any grants, scholarships, or programs designed to help someone in my position?
- What do you think of the result of today's meeting?
- He died of a heart attack at the age of 58.
- The bungalows are built of wood, concrete, and brick.
- Pale walls of sand-colored stone encircled the town.
- They lived in a simple house with bamboo walls and a roof made of coconut leaves.
- I want you home by quarter of five because your grandma's coming for dinner at five.
- I'd love to stay here with you, but it's ten of two.
- We were still eating supper when Gabe knocked on the door at quarter of eight.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch af and German ab, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ab and Greek apo.
It is a mistake to use of instead of have in constructions such as you should have asked (not you should of asked). For more information, see have (usage).
- Possess intrinsically; give rise to: this work is of great interest and valueMore example sentences
- The story was of particular interest to me as a New Zealander living in Australia.
- Listen and make the other person feel that what he or she is saying is of interest to you.
- The school has a number of buildings listed as being of historic interest.
- Denoting the least likely or expected example: Jordan, of all people, committed a flagrant foulMore example sentences
- Though he says his writing was inspired by, of all people, Mickey Spillane, I suspect that's a bit of wry humor.
- How ironic, you of all people, giving someone else a lecture on how to treat friends.
- Amanda went weak with relief. He, of all men, had come to her rescue.
of all the nerve (or British cheek)
- An expression of indignation.More example sentences
- Jerry decided to give me a detailed explanation of some date he had, of all the nerve!
of an evening (or morning, etc.) informal
- When I was growing up The Archers was a regular feature, always on in the kitchen of an evening and my sister and I were forced to keep quiet for the critical 15 minutes.
- Thanks for confirming my long-held belief that I'm better off slowly destroying my liver than staying in of an evening.
- We've come to delight in having a few tealights burning of an evening.
- If you're generally stuck for something to have for dinner of an evening, then hop along to The Red Kitchen and see what people there are having.
- Besides, the three of you look impossibly cute when you're sat like that of an evening.
- Now - you MUST bring Connie over to the club for dinner of an evening soon; my wife was only talking to her last week and she was saying it's been so long since we've all eaten together!
Definition of of in:
- The British & World English dictionary