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ope

[ohp]
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adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, op·ing. Literary.
  1. open.
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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.'

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

    The Phantom Ship

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for ope

ope

verb, adjective
  1. an archaic or poetic word for open
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Word Origin and History for ope

adj.

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).

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