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Again is the most wonderous of all words. It can make even the tiniest of actions prominent, and can take the largest of events and make them beyond belief. Examples: I fell. I fell again. See? Watch again! You stole my tin foil and made little superman horns that you wore while shoving watermelon seeds in Billy's nose. You stole my tin foil and made little superman horns that you wore while shoving watermelon seeds in Billy's nose, again. See?

When I thy singing next shall hear,
I'll wish I might turn all to ear,
To drink in notes and numbers such
As blessed souls can't hear too much;
Then melted down, there let me lie
Entranc'd and lost confusedly,
And by thy music stricken mute,
Die and be turn'd into a lute.

--Robert Herrick

 

he walks

hands on his head

he walks

easy and slow

he walks

I watch and I wonder

what piece of the heart

let him do what he did

his name is Kyle

his T-shirt is green

he looks like a Kyle

he wears sneakers and jeans

he walks

he walks toward police

he walks like a boy

with popcorn and Coke

going back to his seat

he walks like a boy

who wears his cap backward

his good suit on Sunday

and roots for the Packers

he walks like a Kyle

he shuffles his feet

in a holster he carries an AR-15

and he walks

hands on his head

easy and free

two people are dead

he walks

I watch and I wonder

what piece of the heart

let this happen again.

 

A*gain" [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, onge�xa0;n, against, again; on + ge�xa0;n, akin to Ger. gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]

1.

In return, back; as, bring us word again.

2.

Another time; once more; anew.

If a man die, shall he live again? Job xiv. 14.

3.

Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again.

4.

In any other place.

[Archaic]

Bacon.

5.

On the other hand.

"The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman."

Shak.

6.

Moreover; besides; further.

Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc. Hersche.

Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly. -- Now and again, now and then; occasionally. -- To and again, to and fro. [Obs.] De Foe.

⇒ Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations, as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to ride against; again-come, to come against, to encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc.

 

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A*gain" (#), A*gains" (#), prep.

Against; also, towards (in order to meet).

[Obs.]

Albeit that it is again his kind. Chaucer.

 

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