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[ohp] /oʊp/
adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, oping. Literary.
open. Unabridged
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  • You 've often told me I treat you badly—well I 'ope you 'll be glad when I 'm gone.

  • I 'ope you'll excuse the liberty, but I did laugh, and I won't say but I shed a few tears too.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • There is such a thing, sir, I 'ope, as Libbaty of Conscience.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • You were born for a mansion, an' I 'ope you'll always 'ave one to live in.'

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin
  • Yet how can I ope the door to you—at night—he not at home—I alone?

    The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat
  • Now, young sir, come doon and ope the gate, and read this paper.

    Three Boys George Manville Fenn
  • "I 'ope 'e 'as signed it all right," said Mr. Kybird, starting.

  • I'm a miker out an' out, an' I 'ope I shall always remain a miker.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • Believe me, sir, I ope you wont ave the thing aboard the Nancy.

    The Message Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for ope


verb, adjective
an archaic or poetic word for open
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ope

short for open (adj.), early 13c. "not closed; not hidden;" originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head "bare-headed" (c.1300).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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