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A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
William Butler Yeats
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English

Etymology

An a, one + other.

Pronunciation

Determiner

another

  1. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
    Yes, I'd like another slice of cake, thanks.
  2. Not the same; different.
    Do you know another way to do this job?
  3. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.
    He has never known another like her.

Usage notes

  • As a fused head construction another may have a possessive another's (plural: others, or possessive plural other. It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another," that is, let each love the other or others.
    • Milton
      These two imparadised in one another's arms.

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References

another” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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