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
In the aftermath of the allegations, Cain dropped out of the race.
When the House of Bishops made its ruling, Cain was appalled.
His scheme to re-integrate the church back into the center of this urban community has won Cain a legion of admirers.
At the final site meeting before construction began, Cain was in a no-nonsense mood.
Two years later, Cain is about to make headlines again, but this time his career is hanging in the balance.
The offering of fruits made by Cain is rejected by him; the bloody sacrifice of Abel is accepted.The Bible|John E. Remsburg
How dearly has it cost its votaries, even from the sin of Cain, the first offender in this kind!Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More
“Which they shall dearly pay for,” was the cool reply of Cain, as he still remained in his exposed situation.The Pirate|Frederick Marryat
And in that place, where Damascus was founded, Cain slew Abel his brother.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
He fancied that this trembling was the sign set on the worst reprobates, the sign which God had put on Cain.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
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.