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Definition of amain

1 : with all one's might the soul strives amain to live and work— R. W. Emerson
2 archaic
a : at full speed
b : in great haste
3 archaic : to a high degree : exceedingly they whom I favour thrive in wealth amain— John Milton

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conflicting ideals that social philosophers have struggled amain to reconcile

First Known Use of amain

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Amain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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