again


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Again \A*gain"\, Agains \A*gains"\, prep.
   Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]
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         Albeit that it is again his kind.        --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Again \A*gain"\ (?; 277), adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn,
   onge['a]n, against, again; on + ge['a]n, akin to Ger. gegewn
   against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]
   1. In return, back; as, bring us word again.
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   2. Another time; once more; anew.
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            If a man die, shall he live again?    --Job xiv. 14.
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   3. Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as
      much again.
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   4. In any other place. [Archaic] --Bacon.
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   5. On the other hand. "The one is my sovereign . . . the
      other again is my kinsman." --Shak.
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   6. Moreover; besides; further.
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            Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc.
                                                  --Herschel.
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   Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly.

   Now and again, now and then; occasionally.

   To and again, to and fro. [Obs.] --De Foe.
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   Note: Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations,
         as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to
         ride against; again-come, to come against, to
         encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc.
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