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amain

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adverb \ə-ˈmān\

Definition of amain

  1. 1 :  with all one's might <the soul strives amain to live and work — R. W. Emerson>

  2. 2 archaic a :  at full speed b :  in great haste

  3. 3 archaic :  to a high degree :  exceedingly <they whom I favour thrive in wealth amain — John Milton>



Examples of amain

  1. <conflicting ideals that social philosophers have struggled amain to reconcile>



1540

First Known Use of amain

1540


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