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O \O\ ([=o]), n.; pl. O's or Oes ([=o]z).

  1. The letter O, or its sound. ``Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes.''

  2. Something shaped like the letter O; a circle or oval. ``This wooden O [Globe Theater]''.

  3. A cipher; zero. [R.]

    Thou art an O without a figure.


n. (plural of o English)

Usage examples of "o's".

The woman with the tape then took the measurements of O's neck and wrists.

André smiled as she left and Jeanne, before following her, caressed the tips of O's breasts.

He turned on the light in the bathroom, leaving the door open so that a square of light fell on the middle of the bed, on the spot where O's slender body was curled, making a small mound beneath the cover, which silently he pulled back.

But in the morning the valets who had been on the night shift were sleeping, and it was one of the masters or another valet who came to open the locks The man who came into O's cell was dressed in a leather jacket and was wearing riding breeches and boots.

Jeanne took the bodice of green satin, the white petticoat, the dress, the green mules and, having hooked up O's bodice in front, began to lace it up tight in the back.

After eight days, there was no longer any need for an instrument,and O's lover told her that he was happy she was now doubly open and that he would make certain she remained so.

Pierre had laid the chain on the bed and, without interrupting O's daydream, had covered her eyes with the blindfold of black velvet.

Only a short while before, when she had been kneeling half-naked before René, and Sir Stephen had opened her thighs with both his hands, René had explained to Sir Stephen why O's buttocks were so easily accessible, and why he was pleased that they had been thus prepared: it was because it had occurred to him that Sir Stephen would enjoy having his preferred path constantly at his disposal.

However offensive and insulting his conduct may have been, O's love for René' remained unchanged.

What, she was seeing in her mind's eye, what she had never been able to forget, what still filled her with the same sensation of nausea and disgust that she had felt when she had first witnessed it when she was fifteen, was the image of Marion slumped in the leather armchair in a hotel room, Marion with one leg sprawled over one arm of the chair and her head half hanging over the other, caressing herself in her, O's, presence, and moaning.

Not only had he refused, but he had told Sir Stephen of O's request and, in her presence, asked him to punish her harshly enough so that she would never again dare even to conceive of shirking her duties.

René, of course, had a key to O's apartment He hadn't thought to give one to Sir Stephen, probably because, till now, Sir Stephen had not evinced the desire to visit O's place.

But the fact that he had brought her home that night suddenly made René realize that this door, which only he and O could open, might be considered by Sir Stephen as an obstacle, a barrier, or as a restriction deliberately imposed by René, and that it was ridiculous to give him O if he did not at the same time give him the freedom to come and go at O's whenever he pleased.

Yet they were still orders, and there was no question of O's not obeying them.

That O's decision finally came from an authority outside herself, and was not the result of that basic strategy, could not have been further from Jacqueline's mind.