The word is used once for either (1 Samuel 26:10), and is still in poetic use in this sense; as in, "Without or wave or wind" (Coleridge); "Or the bakke or some bone he breketh in his dzouthe" (Piers Plowman (B), VII, 93; compare Merchant of Venice, III, ii, 65). It is also used with "ever" for before (Psalms 90:2; Ecclesiasticus 18:19), which the American Standard Revised Version substitutes in Ecclesiastes 12:6 (compare 12:1,2); Song of Solomon 6:12; Daniel 6:24.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'OR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.