noun Scot. and Irish English.
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Origin of cain
Words nearby cain
Definition for cain (2 of 3)
OTHER WORDS FROM CainCainism, nounCain·it·ic [key-nit-ik], /keɪˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
Definition for cain (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for cain
It remained unclear throughout Thursday if Cummings would follow Cain out the door.
Eventually, we dismissed the crew, and Cain took me to an ATM and advised me, “Never take out more money than you are willing to lose.”
After a while, we returned to the front desk, where we picked up the crew and headed to Cain’s room.
Cain then excused himself to the men, grabbed his coat and walked me out.
Cain played a few hands and introduced me to about 50 people, all of whom he seemed to have intimate knowledge of.
As Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times points out, “workplaces could be seen as paying women to put off childbearing.”Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit|Samantha Allen|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He brought me a box of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler paperbacks, and I said, “Which one should I start with?”Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'|Marlow Stern|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mundt had settled for Santorum after her first choice, Herman Cain, dropped out of the race.
Herman Cain walked out on stage wearing a gold, slightly metallic tie.Sympathy for the Devils: Scenes From the Social Conservative Collapse|Olivia Nuzzi|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herman Cain is just awaiting a sign like the one handed down to him in 2011.Judging by the GOP, God Can’t Pick a Campaign Winner|Brandy Zadrozny|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one of them, descriptive of antediluvial history, is a painting of Lamech shooting Cain with a bow and arrow.
At the touch, brutus trembled with hate; at the order, his countenance fell like Cain's.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
That was what Chrysophrasia meant with her disgusting personalities about Cain and Abel.Paul Patoff|F. Marion Crawford
Again, if discussion was fruitful of results with Abel, must it be the same with Cain?My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
When the light held out until late, they had time to visit old Paris with the books of Georges Cain for guides.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for cain (1 of 2)
Word Origin for cain
British Dictionary definitions for cain (2 of 2)
- to cause a commotion
- to react or protest heatedly
Idioms and Phrases with cain
see raise Cain.