Now and again
Again A*gain" (?; 277), adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, onge['a]n, against, again; on + ge['a]n, akin to Ger. gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. {Gainsay}.] 1. In return, back; as, bring us word again. [1913 Webster]

2. Another time; once more; anew. [1913 Webster]

If a man die, shall he live again? --Job xiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

3. Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again. [1913 Webster]

4. In any other place. [Archaic] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. On the other hand. ``The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Moreover; besides; further. [1913 Webster]

Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc. --Herschel. [1913 Webster]

{Again and again}, more than once; often; repeatedly.

{Now and again}, now and then; occasionally.

{To and again}, to and fro. [Obs.] --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

Note: Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations, as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to ride against; again-come, to come against, to encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc. [1913 Webster]


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