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English definition of “of”

of

preposition (FELT BY)    weak /əv/ strong /ɒv/ US  /ɑːv/
felt or experienced by: the suffering of millions the anguish of the murdered child's parentsExperiencing and suffering Grammar:OfOf is a preposition.See more
(Definition of of preposition (FELT BY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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