Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Against: equivalent to against, and now regarded as an abbreviated form, being usually printed 'gainst, and used only in poetry.
- prep. poetic against
“He worked in the bank an 'when the Yankees come,' stead of shuttin 'the door 'gainst 'em like the others did, he bid 'em welcome.”
“And solace your slight lapse 'gainst '_bonos mores_,”
“And solace your slight lapse 'gainst 'bonos mores,”
“Dey wuz 'fraid us would try to say something 'gainst' em. ”
“Current too strong -- can't row boat 'gainst current -- mush walk back.”
“She'd bank grit 'gainst his for all there was in him, an 'see him, an' go him better if it was possible.”
“Its a war between muslims against muslims, shias gainst sunnis, God knows what else.”
“Astle voted gainst the bill two weeks ago in the Senate, but Katie O'Malley noted that he supported a motion to cut off debate that allowed the legislation to come to a final vote.”
“The mere fact that they're fighting gainst it should let us know they have no idea.”
“If he supports it then the rest of the county will be gainst whatever Seattle is for, and if he comes out against it then he hurts its chances of passing.”
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