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agin

[uh-gin] /əˈgɪn/
preposition, Dialect.
1.
against; opposed to.
Origin of agin
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; See origin at again
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  • And it was Larry that turned you agin' him after he come and joined us.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Soon's I'd come to I'd git to thinkin' agin and then it was all up wid me.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Si sed: "Yas; counted 'em on the wagon, counted 'em off agin, and counted 'em when I made 'em."

  • No, 'faith, nor Mary Lafferty either, that turned me from the door and shut it agin me.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Some folks have a knack of seeing sperrits, and then agin some hasn't.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5 Louisa M. Alcott
  • I want to see how it seems to have a man setting opposite me agin.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Sometimes there's only two of 'em, and then agin the four are in a bunch.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • But sure His hand was agin me, like yours, and I daren't go in.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • If you do, then I'll lave the chapel on the spot, and maybe you won't see me agin.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • He matched Injun cunnin' agin the 'white laws' en got ostracized.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for agin

agin

/əˈɡɪn/
preposition
1.
an informal, facetious, or dialect word for against
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete againagainst
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