amain

adverb \ ə-ˈmān \

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

Examples of amain in a Sentence

  1. 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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