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- adv. With all one's strength; as hard as one can.
- n. All one's strength.
A relief, if not a joy; Fonteius watched her face relax a little, wishing with might and main that he, Gaius Fonteius Capito, could persuade her to love him.
It is not in the white; said Mrs Wadman: my uncle Toby look’d with might and main into the pupil —
In the province of Munster it is a common thing for the women to follow a funeral, to join in the universal cry with all their might and main for some time, and then to turn and ask – Arrah! who is it that's dead?
The Erie Canal extended from Albany to Lake Erie and was constructed chiefly because DeWitt Clinton worked for it with might and main from 1817 to 1825. ''