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Examples from the Web for gainst
They got 'gainst my turpentime raft—the curren' driv 'em down, I s'pose.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
And what am I, That I should weigh me 'gainst the public welfare?
And yet, we mightn't make out so bad 'gainst a bigger enemy at that.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
Nottingham 'gainst Lincoln—'tis possible that they may stand to us for a round.Robin Hood
But I an't the man to force a gal to marry 'gainst her inclines.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete
- poetic short for against
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Word Origin and History for gainst
shortened form of against.
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