Again 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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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Now and again — Now Now (nou), adv. [OE. nou, nu, AS. n[=u], nu; akin to D., OS., & OHG. nu, G. nu, nun, Icel., n[=u], Dan., Sw., & Goth. nu, L. nunc, Gr. ny , ny^n, Skr. nu, n[=u]. [root]193. Cf. {New}.] [1913 Webster] 1. At the present time; at this moment; at …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Once and Again — Not to be confused with Now and Again, which premiered the same week. Once and Again Format Family Drama Created by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz Starring Sela Ward Billy Campbell …   Wikipedia

  • To and again — To To (?, emphatic or alone, ?, obscure or unemphatic), prep. [AS. t[=o]; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=o], D. toe, G. zu, OHG. zuo, zua, z[=o], Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. do, du, as in endo, indu, in, Gr. ?, as in ? homeward. [root]200. Cf. {Too} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • time and again — or[time and time again] {adv.} Many times; repeatedly; very often, * /I ve told you time and again not to touch the vase!/ * /Children are forgetful and must be told time and time again how to behave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • time and again — or[time and time again] {adv.} Many times; repeatedly; very often, * /I ve told you time and again not to touch the vase!/ * /Children are forgetful and must be told time and time again how to behave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Once and again — Once Once (w[u^]ns), adv. [OE. ones, anes, an adverbial form fr. one, on, an, one. See {One }, { Wards}.] 1. For one time; by limitation to the number one; not twice nor any number of times more than one. [1913 Webster] Ye shall . . . go round… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • time and again — phrasal frequently, repeatedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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