An example of "of" is the book that belongs to the girl.
An example of "of" is a school that is within a mile from a tree.
Robbed of one's dignity; cured of distemper.
Customs of the South.
A death of tuberculosis.
A mile east of here.
A day of rest.
Give of one's time; two of my friends; most of the cases.
A dress of silk.
People of your religion.
The rungs of a ladder.
A basket of groceries.
A depth of ten feet; the Garden of Eden.
A love of horses.
Products of the vine.
A year of famine.
Five minutes of two.
Of recent years.
Beloved of the family.
That idiot of a driver.
- Derived or coming from.Men of Ohio.
- Resulting from; caused by; through.To die of fever.
- Proceeding as a product from; by.The poems of Poe.
- Resulting from an operation or process involving.The product of 3 and 4.
- At a distance from or apart from (a specified reference point).East of the city.
- Deprived, relieved, or separated from.Cured of cancer, robbed of his money.
- From the whole, or total number, constituting.Part of the time, one of her hats.
- Distinguished as by excellence from among.The greatest of our Presidents.
- Distinguished as the best, most important, etc. from among.The holy of holies.
- Made from; using as its material (a specified substance).A sheet of paper, made of tin.
How wise of her!
The pages of a book, the square root of 3, that dog of his.
A reader of books.
Think well of me.
A day of rest.
Ten minutes of nine.
Rejected of men.
Against headache, vertigo, vapours which ascend forth of the stomach to molest the head, read Hercules de Saxonia and others.
One that I brought vp of a puppy [...] I was sent to deliuer him, as a present to Mistris Siluia, from my Master.
Obama has been obliged to make nice of late in hope of rescuing the moribund two-state process and preventing resumed West Bank settlement building.
- Following a noun indicating a given part. [from 9th c.].
- (now archaic, literary) With preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be: some, an amount of, one of. [from 9th c.].
- Linking to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below). [from 13th c.].
- Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this intersects with the subjective genitive, above under "agency" senses.) [from 13th c.].
- Following an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action. [from 12th c.].
- (now archaic or literary) Linking an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier; in respect of, as regards. [from 13th c.].
- (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity. [from 9th c.].
- (UK dialectal) For (a given length of time), chiefly in negative constructions. [from 13th c.].I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
- Used after a noun to indicate duration of a state, activity etc. [from 18th c.].
Origin of of
- Middle English from Old English apo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English of, from Old English of (“of, from"), an unstressed form of af, Ã¦f (“from, off, away"), from Proto-Germanic *ab (“from"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚epo (“from, off, back"). Cognate with Scots of, af (“off, away"), West Frisian af, Ã´f (“off, away"), Dutch af (“off, from"), Low German af (“off, from"), German ab (“off, from"), Danish af (“of"), Swedish av (“of"), Icelandic af (“of"), Gothic ðŒ°ð† (af, “of, from"); and with Latin ab (“of, from, by"). Compare off.
- first syllable of office