again

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adverb \ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

Definition of again

  1. 1 :  in return :  back < … swore he would pay him again when he was able. — William Shakespeare>

  2. 2 :  another time :  once more :  anew <I shall not look upon his like again. — William Shakespeare>

  3. 3 :  on the other hand <He might go, and again he might not.>

  4. 4 :  in addition :  besides <Again, there is another matter to consider>

Examples of again in a sentence

  1. Please, come see us again.

  2. It was nice to see my friends again.

  3. She wants to prove that she can do it again.

  4. Things are back to normal again.

  5. When we heard the news, we all said, Oh no! Not again!.

  6. She demonstrated yet again her remarkable artistic talents.

  7. It'll just be the same thing all over again.

  8. When he stood up, he got so dizzy that he had to sit down again.

Origin and Etymology of again

Middle English, opposite, again, from Old English ongēan opposite, back, from on + gēn, gēan still, again; akin to Old English gēan- against, Old High German gegin against, toward


First Known Use: 13th century



AGAIN Defined for English Language Learners

again

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adverb \ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

Definition of again for English Language Learners

  • : for another time : one more time

  • : to a previous position or place

  • —used to introduce a statement that repeats and stresses something previously said


AGAIN Defined for Kids

again

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adverb \ə-ˈgen\

Definition of again for Students

  1. 1 :  for another time :  once more <did it again>

  2. 2 :  on the other hand <You might, but then again, you might not.>

  3. 3 :  in addition <half as much again>



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