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Definizione monolingua e traduzione again

Inglese grammatica



again (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point. [10th-18th c.]
    • 1526, The Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew 2:
      And after they were warned in ther slepe, that they shulde not go ageyne to Herod, they retourned into ther awne countre another way.
  2. Back (to a former place or state). [from 11th c.]
    We need to bring the old customs to life again.
    The South will rise again.
  3. (obsolete) In return, as a reciprocal action; back. [13th-19th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book III:
      Merlyn warned the kynge couertly that gweneuer was not holsome for hym to take to wyf, for he warned hym that launcelot shold loue her and she hym ageyne […]
      Merlin warned the king covertly that Guinevere was not wholesome for him to take as his wife, for he warned him that Lancelot should love her and she him again […]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.4.vii:
      Thus men are plagued with women, they again with men, when they are of diverse humours and conditions [...].
  4. Another time; once more. [from 14th c.]
    • 1979, Charles Edward Daniels et al., “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (song), Million Mile Reflections, Charlie Daniels Band, Epic Records:
      Johnny said, “Devil, just come on back if you ever want to try again.”
    • 2010, Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian, 30 Oct 2010:
      The last sentence is so shocking, I have to read it again.
  5. Over and above a factor of one. [from 16th c.]
    • 1908 December 10, Austin H. Clark, “New Genera and Species of Crinoids”, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Volume XXI, pages 229-230:
      Cirri l-lxxx, 15, about 12mm. long; first two joints short, about twice as broad as long; third about one-third again [=one and one-third times] as long as broad; fourth and fifth the longest, about half again [=one and a half times] as long as broad; […]
  6. Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion. [from 16th c.]
    Great, thanks again!
    1. Tell me again, say again; used in asking a question to which one may have already received the answer, but cannot remember it.
      Whats that called, again?
    2. I ask again, I say again; used in repeating a question or statement.
      Again, as I said before, Im not criticizing, I just want to understand.
    3. Here too, here also, in this case as well; used in applying a previously made point to a new instance; sometimes preceded by ""here"".
      Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it.


    1. (obsolete) Against.
      • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
        And here begynneth the treson of Kynge Marke that he ordayned agayne Sir Trystram.


    1. in preparation for, in advance of
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