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amain

[ uh-meyn ]

adverb

, Archaic.
  1. with full force.
  2. at full speed.
  3. suddenly; hastily.
  4. exceedingly; greatly.


amain

/ əˈmeɪn /

adverb

  1. archaic.
    with great strength, speed, or haste


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amain1

First recorded in 1530–40; a- 1 + main 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amain1

C16: from a- ² + main 1

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Example Sentences

The Engagement then grew desperate, for they on either Side fired in amain, whilst we withstood their Force.

Amain I did for the horse what I would neither do for earl or baron, doffed my hat; yes!

On Astur's throat Horatius right firmly press'd his heel, And thrice and four times tugg'd amain, ere he wrench'd outthe steel.

So the lady gave Sir Launcelot the halter rein, weeping amain as she did so.

No sooner had the lads scampered away, making the vast grove ring amain to their acclaims, than I began my preparations.

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