from The Century Dictionary.

  • An old spelling of again, still occasionally used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete See again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Obsolete spelling of again.
  • preposition Obsolete spelling of again.


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Variant of again.


  • There isn't the man as is livin 'as I'd let say a word agen her.

    The Dog's Book of Verse

  • Well, she's my mother; and I won't utter a word agen her.

    O'Flaherty V.C. : a recruiting pamphlet

  • Because you know, guv'nor nobody'll believe my word agen Squire Greyle's.

    Scarhaven Keep

  • No '' at I'm daurin 'or wad daur to say a word agen the w'y' at the warl's goverrnt, but there's some things 'at naebody can un'erstan' -- I defy them!

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • 'Gin ony man-body says a word agen yer mither, ye maun jist knock him doon upo 'the spot.'

    Robert Falconer

  • "I wouldn't ha 'said a word agen her if she'd insisted upon the fine young gentleman paying for his frolic a trying to fool you -- which he didn't do an' you may thank yourself for your sperrit Miss Lavvy -- that was only what a mother ought to do, but to sell her own child to make money out of her own flesh an 'blood -- well I up an' told her to her face what I thought of her."

    Madame Flirt A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'

  • 'im -- no clarss like, -- but' e wouldn't 'ear a word agen' er.

    Our Elizabeth A Humour Novel

  • "My Tom han't ever said a word agen 'you, and the odds are he'll say nothing now.

    Shining Ferry

  • I'll tak 'a dog's word agen thine ony day, owd lad,' said Moses.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • An 'it's no for me to say ae word agen you, Maister Sutherlan', gin ye had been a hantle waur nor a young thochtless lad cudna weel help bein '.

    David Elginbrod


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