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again

Definitions

  • "I took the locket from my waistcoat again."
    "I took the locket from my waistcoat again."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv again anew "she tried again","they rehearsed the scene again"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

GETTING BETTER AGAIN GETTING BETTER AGAIN
The Tin Cup Went Round Again and Again The Tin Cup Went Round Again and Again
Congratulations on finding your game again Congratulations on finding your game again
PARADISE LOST AGAIN PARADISE LOST AGAIN
"His hand closed again upon the sceptre of authority." "His hand closed again upon the sceptre of authority."
PUTTING THE TIGER "RAJAH" AGAIN UPON THE ELEPHANT'S BACK PUTTING THE TIGER "RAJAH" AGAIN UPON THE ELEPHANT'S BACK
Three huntsman again Three huntsman again
Wren put it on again Wren put it on again

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled
    • prep Again Against; also, towards (in order to meet). "Albeit that it is again his kind."
    • Again Another time; once more; anew. "If a man die, shall he live again ?"
    • Again In any other place.
    • Again In return, back; as, bring us word again .
    • Again Moreover; besides; further. "Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc."
    • Again On the other hand. "The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman."
    • Again Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
    • again Of motion or direction: Back: in the opposite direction; to or toward a former or the original position; to the same place or person: often strengthened with back.
    • again Of action: Back; in return; in reply, response, answer, echo.
    • again Of action or fact as related to time, or of time simply: Once more; in addition; another time; anew: marking repetition
    • again Of action or existence: as, to do anything again; he had to make it all over again.
    • again Of number or quantity: only in the phrases as much or as many again (= twice as much or as many), half as much again (= once and a half as much), etc.
    • again Of kind or character: marking resemblance.
    • again Of succession of thought: Once more; in continuation; in an additional case or instance; moreover; besides (marking transition); on the other hand (marking contrast).
    • again Against.
    • again Against the time that: like against, conj.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
    • adv Again a-gen′ once more: in return: back.
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Quotations

  • Aesop
    Aesop
    “The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.”
  • Sam Walton
    Sam Walton
    “I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.”
  • Carl Van Doren
    Carl Van Doren
    “A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.”

Idioms

If at first you don't succeed try try again - When you fail, try until you get it right!
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Never darken my door again - This is a way of telling someone never to visit you again.
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Time and again - If something happens time and again, it happens repeatedly. ('Time and time again' is also used.)
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You can say that again - If you want to agree strongly with what someone has said, you can say 'You can say that again' as a way of doing so.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, ongeán, against, again; on, + geán, akin to Ger. gegewn, against, Icel. gegn,. Cf. Gainsay
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. on-geán, again, opposite; Ger. ent-gegen.

Usage

In literature:

May I never see the like look on face of man or woman again.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
I asked myself the question again and again.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Henry heard the fierce war whoop rising again and again above the firing which was now an unbroken crash.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She had heard of them again and again, and they were mere commonplaces to her.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Tell it again and again.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
She smoothed her baby's hair more tenderly than ever that night, and kissed it again and again.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I read it again and again; and had it all over again at breakfast-time this morning.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
He has broken loose (muzzled) and come home covered with blood, again and again.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
When they came up again the six heads were somewhat scattered, but Henry called to them softly, and they swam close together again.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When once you are again within the walls, all is again unbelievable, fabulous, miraculous; nay, all but blasphemous.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Again, again, and again he heard it, at equal intervals, five times in all.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Again and again Paul asked himself the question.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I hardly think you ought to have been out again to-night.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Yes, I must make an effort to see him again.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
I have besought the Lord again and again, both yesterday and to-day.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
Again and again the player played, and always the same thing, practising it.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The thoughts which had passed through her head that first morning as she had stood at her window, now came back again.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
She cried again and again, till her cries became shrieks.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The Armenian screamed, forcing air through his constricted throat again and again.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Then again I went; the landlady said she did not expect to see her again.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Summer is here—
let us drain
It all! it may
Not come again.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
Come to my sorrow,
Come again,
Give night a morrow,
Yet again.
"Lilly Lane" by James Avis Bartley
Come to my calling,
Lilly Lane,
Like music falling,
Come again.
"Lilly Lane" by James Avis Bartley
Summer-rich
Then; and then
Autumn-changed
Soberer-hued
Gold again.
"The Oak" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The tattered cord
can again become knotted.
It holds
but it is torn.
"The Tattered Cord (Der Abgerissen Strick, translation with original German)" by Bertolt Brecht
Yet I am weeping,
E'er with pain,
Grief's vigil keeping,
Come again.
"Lilly Lane" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Or maybe you ask again and again and again until your parents get mad.
This recipe for Fresh Pesto Sauce is so versatile, you will make it again and again.
Miss Piggy teamed up with her on-again, off-again lover Kermit the Frog to wish all of us Latinos a happy Hispanic Heritage Month with predictably adorable results.
An on-again, off-again side project responsible for one of the best-selling records in Sub Pop history, the Postal Service consists of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and electro-pop producer Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel).
NLRB employee-rights placard on again, likely won't be delayed again.
Prove your knowledge of the Harry Potter series - then play again & again to beat your score.
Tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, landslides—The single certain thing about nature´s killers is that they will strike again, and again.
A new trauma therapy has victims live out life's blows again and again and again.
Here are 12 props we found from big-name movies and TV shows that were reused again and again, though there are many more out there.
Last night I revisited my on-again, off-again relationship with Tony Horton, founder of the P90X "extreme" fitness program.
But many also want to punish the church, or more specifically those bishops who were responsible for moving abusive priests to new parishes, where they abused again and again.
Miley got her on-again-off-again boyfriend a puppy for Liam's 22nd birthday on Friday, Jan 13.
On again, off again: Repairs to City Hall roof may be put off until next year.
Dennis Quaid has filed for divorce, seemingly putting to an end his eight-year-long on-again/off-again marriage to Kimberly Buffington.
Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again.
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In science:

Again, the eigenfunctions offer further clues.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
In the cycle expansion the phases of the resonances are reproduced exactly since they are again directly determined by lengths of orbits.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Again, we attribute this gap (notably smaller than that in Ref. due to a larger Nk ) to a still too small number of k-points.
On the electronic structure of CaCuO2 and SrCuO2
The interaction quark-antiquark is so strong that we have confinement: if we increase the string length then in some moment the string is torn and again we will have the quark-antiquark pair, i.e. we can not obtain a single quark.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
In conclusion of this section we emphasize again Heisenberg’s statement that the perturbation theory is inapplicable to strong nonlinear fields.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
Let us write again the Lagrangian (1) for phonons in continuous limit Lph = Z d3 r h ρ i (r, t) + ckl ∂k sk ∂l sk − V (r, t)i .
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
This can be seen on the figure 5 where we have again shown the rescaled functions.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
In case Ω0n, Γn, In vary regularly from site to site one again comes to the periodic continued fractions.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
We also observed another influence of small randomness for a system being in the region B1, namely, an increasing of randomness leads at first to a disappearance of the minimum at δ⋆ = 0 that appears again for larger strength of disorder.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
The Arecibo data and our VLA data again matched to within 5% in total flux.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
If a is coprime to q but b is not, then one can again use Honda-Tate to show that A is absolutely simple if and only if it is simple, and that A is simple if and only if f is irreducible.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Again we see that f is not of the form x2n + axn + qn .
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Again we follow the idea of gluing all ob jects from locally given ob jects.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Again, supporting the qualitative arguments presented in the Introduction, the coherence exists only within the area ∆x × ∆y ∼ L2 ; the area is defined by the condition that the random flux is typically not bigger than the flux quantum Φ0 .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
We call the reader’s attention again to numerical problems that may easily be - and have already been, at least by one of us! - overlooked.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
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