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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English onġean.

Adverb

again (not comparable)

Positive
again

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Having already happened before.
    I didn't do a very good job the first time, and now I have to do it again.

Quotations

  • 1979, Charles Edward Daniels et al., “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, Million Mile Reflections, Charlie Daniels Band, Epic Records
    Johnny said, “Devil, just come on back if you ever want to try again. / I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been.”

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Translations


Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

Old English onġēan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈgen/, /əˈgɛn/

Adverb

again

  1. back, in the opposite direction
  2. again, anew

Preposition

again

  1. opposite, facing
  2. against, opposed to (literally or figuratively)

Conjunction

again

  1. in preparation for, in advance of

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