once more; another time; anew; in addition:
Will you spell your name again, please?
in an additional case or instance; moreover; besides; furthermore.
on the other hand:
It might happen, and again it might not.
back; in return; in reply:
to answer again.
to the same place or person:
to return again.
again and again, with frequent repetition; often:
They went over the same arguments again and again.
as much again, twice as much:
She earns as much again as I do.
Yossarian’s vainglorious commanders raise the number of required missions and raise them again and again.
David’s Bookclub: Catch-22 David Frum December 28, 2012
again, this reflects a lack of knowledge about the criminal justice system.
Don’t Blame the D.A. Raymond Bonner August 25, 2011
It only shows, once again, that Jalics has indeed decided to forgive Bergoglio for whatever he did and that he wants to move on.
The Pope’s Dirty Past Christopher Dickey March 15, 2013
The other obvious trend at the fair is also good for visitors: Some art is again affordable.
Re-Framing the Art Market Judith H. Dobrzynski February 22, 2009
The protagonists Bernier and Gautier have a duel that again occupies an adrenaline-defying amount of time.
The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat Steven Isaac June 2, 2014
How can I think of any thing except the joy of having found you again?
Hetty’s Strange History Anonymous
“I told him high altitudes and high livin’ would do any man—” again he was silent.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
The boy laid the poster on the table where she could read it again, word for word.
The Coyote James Roberts
The poor devil had consumption, too, and probably he’ll never see them again.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
These tuna may return next year and then again they may not return for ten years.
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
another or second time; once more; anew: he had to start again
once more in a previously experienced or encountered place, state, or condition: he is ill again, he came back again
in addition to the original amount, quantity, etc (esp in the phrases as much again; half as much again)
(sentence modifier) on the other hand: he might come and then again he might not
besides; also: she is beautiful and, again, intelligent
(archaic) in reply; back: he answered again to the questioning voice
again and again, continuously; repeatedly
(used with a negative) (Caribbean) any more; any longer: I don’t eat pumpkin again
moreover; furthermore: again, it could be said that he is not dead
late Old English agan, from earlier ongean “toward, opposite, against, in exchange for,” from on “on” (see on) + -gegn “against, toward,” compounded for a sense of “lined up facing, opposite,” and “in the opposite direction, returning.” For -gegn, cf. Old Norse gegn “straight, direct;” Danish igen “against;” Old Frisian jen, Old High German gegin, German gegen “against, toward,” entgegen “against, in opposition to.”
In Old English, eft was the main word for “again” (see eftsoons), but this often was strengthened by ongean, which became the principal word by 13c. Norse influence is responsible for the hard -g-. Differentiated from against 16c. in southern writers, again becoming an adverb only, and against taking over as preposition and conjunction, but again clung to all senses in northern and Scottish dialect (where against was not adopted).
In addition to the idiom beginning with
do something over again
ever and again
every now and again
here someone goes again
now and again
off and on (off again, on again)
something else again
time and time again
you can say that again
- As much as
The same quantity as. As with as many (def. 2), the meaning of much as a large amount here is qualified by what follows. For example, Please help yourself to as much of the meant as you want indicates whatever amount you wish. [ Late 1100s ] Also, however much, much as. Even though, no […]
Adolph Simon, 1858–1935, U.S. newspaper publisher. Historical Examples The name which stands before the name “Ochs,” defines nearer the position of the representative Ochs. Secret Enemies of True Republicanism Andrew B. Smolnikar La Harpe and Ochs thus worked towards the same end, though the motives of the two men differed greatly. The Story of Switzerland […]
- As of
to the same degree, amount, or extent; similarly; equally: I don’t think it’s as hot and humid today as it was yesterday. for example; for instance: Some flowers, as the rose, require special care. thought to be or considered to be: the square as distinct from the rectangle; the church as separate from the state. […]
- As one
Also, as one man or woman. All together, unanimously. For example, The marchers shouted as one, “We shall overcome!” or They replied as one woman, “Of course we’ll stay and help.” This term appeared in the Bible (Judges 20:8): “And all the people arose as one man.” [ Late 1500s ] For synonyms, see with […]