Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of gain.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An earlier form of gainst.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The bullish feeling may simply be on hold, as investors lock in gains from the stock market's strongest September in 71 years.

    Tone on Tech Options Changing

  • As often happens, the sinister derivation is forgotten as the word gains general usage: amped now most often means “excited, frenetic,” and has probably been influenced by what is to many youths the thrilling noise of the amplifier.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Obviously this is a cause of considerable concern to Verhagen/Shinjuku — but as the label gains more momentum and recognition, it becomes more difficult to slow down.

    Disquiet » Dark Ambient, Down Under

  • In order to manage the dual roles, Verhagen has taken, only half-jokingly, to referencing himself in the third person: Obviously this is a cause of considerable concern to Verhagen/Shinjuku–but as the label gains more momentum and recognition, it becomes more difficult to slow down.

    Disquiet » Black Label

  • Winning the title gains your song entrance into Rock Band gameplay and the Rock Band Network Store, as well as being featured on the official Rock Band site and store for one month.

    Gaming Nexus

  • Their current solution, a redirect to the entry on xkcd, seems reasonable until the term gains further notability and there's something to actually write about in the entry. now, wikipedians, chill out.

    Slashdot

  • In its lawsuit, the FDIC alleged the three executives "focused on short term gains to increase their own compensation, with reckless disregard for WaMu's longer-term safety and soundness."

    WaMu Ex-Officials Settle FDIC Lawsuit

  • What is left, he reckons, is used to pursue shorter-term gains from a mix of stock markets, hedge funds and private equity, alongside corporate bonds and gilts.

    Boomers ignore the next generation as they gild their retirement with private pensions

  • Some nations are making "short term gains" with less-than-transparent business practices, she said.

    Clinton tells Hong Kong chamber U.S. is in Asia 'to stay'

  • The trouble is, that's available only to those hedge funds with long-term gains, which is somewhat unusual in that fast-trading world.

    Hedge Funds Set to Lose a Tax Dodge

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