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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
make the same mistake again/twice
▪ We won’t make the same mistake again.
Never again (=never after a particular time)
Never again would he return to Naples.
▪ He got up and started running again.
yet again (=one more time after many others)
▪ The meeting has been cancelled yet again.
▪ How do you prevent it from happening again?
▪ This happened again, and yet a third time.
▪ And that would never happen again.
▪ Right, sure: if it happens again, we sure will.
▪ Once you've done them, people expect them to happen again and that takes away from a stable environment.
▪ As Tom folded his ladder, I had a suspicion that all this would happen again next week.
▪ He says its one of those things, but it won't happen again.
▪ Would the same thing happen again this time?
▪ The pair will meet again today.
▪ Nevertheless, Mr Clinton said he was hoping to meet again with Sen.
▪ The executive, which met again for the first time last week, was unable to resolve when flags should be flown.
▪ Monetary authorities of those nations are expected to meet again around Jan. 20.
▪ His face had been hidden in the darkness, yet she thought she would recognise him if they met again.
▪ We arrange to meet again after the concert to share another taxi back to the hotel.
▪ The two sides will also be meeting again at the same venue tomorrow in the first round of the Augustus Barnet Cup.
▪ The neighborhood group agreed to meet again with Baer and his advisors Jan. 24.
▪ The plane again runs roughly from top left to bottom right.
▪ Less than one-fourth of those petition signers said they would vote for Perot if he runs again this year.
▪ Why had the train run again?
▪ Of that group, less than a third say they would vote for him if he runs again this year.
▪ Now he is off and running again and even turned supplier for the fourth on 25 minutes.
▪ More important than either of these, it was due to be run again on the Saturday afternoon in front of Bobby Anscombe.
▪ Last week I decided to start running again, figuring maybe I could tack on a few hours to my life expectancy.
▪ What if some one expects me to speak again?
▪ It was some moments before he spoke again.
▪ But when he spoke again it was only to express some anxiety about the conduct of the services while he was away.
▪ Now, Harper Lee speaks again, but again only briefly.
▪ This went on for quite a while before it spoke again.
▪ He spoke again, low and fierce.
▪ If that is starting again, it is as bad as what is going on in Mogadishu.
▪ We could decide to stop killing each other for a few days and then start again.
▪ And if it ends up in the scrap bin, we simply write it off to experience, and start again.
▪ Hideo Nomo, who was hit hard in his last start, is scheduled to start again Monday against the Florida Marlins.
▪ So top up when you can, rather than stripping off old varnish and starting again.
▪ Now, because Janir got so involved, I started again.
▪ It wasn't up to her usual standard - she would have to start again.
▪ She Could start again and not lose much.
▪ Some of those who fail may enrol in a cram school for a year and try again.
▪ But that did not stop them from trying again.
▪ After the great disaster of his failed health reforms, he rarely tried again to do anything bold.
▪ Then Thornton went back home to Arkansas, but eventually came back to try again.
▪ Forty-two pounds lighter, they tried again.
▪ They must try again and again for a compromise that is fair and honourable.
▪ In the huddle, Jess and Sally again try to rally the team.
(every) now and then/now and again
(the) same again
▪ For something is about to happen, and once it happens, nothing will ever be the same again.
▪ If they are right, technicians' overtime sheets will never be the same again.
▪ It was the same again on the Monday.
▪ Life would never be the same again.
▪ Roast beef may never taste the same again.
▪ She leaves him, returns, and while their relationship is never quite the same again, they get engaged.
▪ When I arrived back in Glasgow on 10 June I wondered if anything was going to be the same again.
▪ You breed, willy-nilly, and lo and behold! you find life isn't ever going to be the same again.
all over again
▪ A toy would have run down eventually, but Anna would undoubtedly start up all over again in the morning.
▪ And then they started it all over again.
▪ At first, it was jobs all over again.
▪ It was Lillie Langtry all over again, the old ones said wisely.
▪ Men thus instructed often found it easier to get on with it than to try and explain the danger all over again.
▪ The bank nurse all over again.
▪ The threatening phone calls started all over again.
▪ There are still times, even after Jasper, when I have to catch on all over again.
as much again
▪ But Catherine, 31, and 56-year-old Fatal Attraction star Michael spent more than half as much again.
▪ But they want to raise at least as much again for work on related disorders.
▪ In school we are spending nearly half as much again, in real terms per pupil, as in 1979.
▪ Social Progress Health spending is half as much again as it was in 1979, after taking account of inflation.
▪ That could be nearly as much again.
▪ The Government is spending over half as much again more than Labour did when they were last in power.
▪ The line shot out, half as much again.
▪ This is half as much again as last year.
be at it again
▪ It is a matter of great importance, on which the Government are at it again.
▪ Lydia's imagination was at it again.
▪ Now they are at it again.
▪ That Arkansas poultry producer was at it again.
▪ The guys are at it again, discussing my private parts in public.
▪ The parakeets were at it again, their squawks rising like shifting clouds.
▪ They were at it again within two minutes of the restart, as Shaun Bartlett fired over from close range.
but then (again)
▪ He doesn't have a strong French accent, but then he's lived here for twenty years.
▪ I don't think she liked my present, but then again it could just be my imagination.
▪ You feel really sorry for him, but then again it's hard to like him.
▪ Death still seemed impossible but then I suppose it always does.
▪ He began it, but then he stopped because he decided that it wasn't an interesting enough story.
▪ He couldn't help feeling sorry for the chap, but then he also felt sorry for Liza.
▪ Innes McInnes was taller than I'd expected, but then how tall should a millionaire be?
▪ Powell achieved a similar feat, but then resigned.
▪ She told me, but then quickly looked away.
▪ The Kite A brother and sister argue but then Ben loses his kite and Sally rescues it.
▪ The Library of Congress Classification Scheme is very evidently enumerative, but then all the major classification schemes are.
but then (again)
▪ Death still seemed impossible but then I suppose it always does.
▪ He began it, but then he stopped because he decided that it wasn't an interesting enough story.
▪ He couldn't help feeling sorry for the chap, but then he also felt sorry for Liza.
▪ Innes McInnes was taller than I'd expected, but then how tall should a millionaire be?
▪ Powell achieved a similar feat, but then resigned.
▪ She told me, but then quickly looked away.
▪ The Kite A brother and sister argue but then Ben loses his kite and Sally rescues it.
▪ The Library of Congress Classification Scheme is very evidently enumerative, but then all the major classification schemes are.
come again?
▪ Hard Times, come again no more Sarah and Ward continued to look around as Charles sang.
▪ It had come again this night, glazing over the hills in the twilight.
▪ It has survived well in my cold garden, coming again from the base, even when cut down by severe weather.
▪ It may take many years, even a generation, for such an opportunity to come again.
▪ Omdurman and Mafeking had come again.
▪ She would not listen when he begged her not to let them come again.
▪ Sure enough, in a moment the rushes whispered, and the tiny drift of air came again.
▪ Then the three guys came again.
every now and then/again
▪ A volcano erupts because a terrible creature is imprisoned in the mountain and every now and then struggles to get free.
▪ Although it would be nice to see some one apart from Strach get annoyed on the pitch every now and then.
▪ But every now and then some patient managed to break through the mental barrier erected by training, habit, and self-defence.
▪ Eventually she could play in the next room with you calling out to her or checking on her every now and then.
▪ He sort of slips the surly bonds of fact every now and then.
▪ I get right sick, every now and then, at the bad news.
▪ The answer is to drop back to conscious competence every now and again to check things out and eradicate the bad habits.
▪ The dailies would clock him every now and then, leaving his flat and cowering under a flash of camera light.
half as much/big etc again
▪ But cars are about half as much again as in Britain.
▪ But Catherine, 31, and 56-year-old Fatal Attraction star Michael spent more than half as much again.
▪ In school we are spending nearly half as much again, in real terms per pupil, as in 1979.
▪ Social Progress Health spending is half as much again as it was in 1979, after taking account of inflation.
▪ The Government is spending over half as much again more than Labour did when they were last in power.
▪ The line shot out, half as much again.
▪ They looked like equine stock, but they were half as big again as any horse that Rostov had ever encountered.
▪ This is half as much again as last year.
here we go again
▪ "You've been drinking again, haven't you!" "Oh God, here we go again."
▪ And now, here we go again with the Gulf crisis.
▪ Most of us were peaceful and decent, but here we go again, in our fifth war of this century.
▪ Ronald Reagan fixed that, but here we go again.
▪ You see, here we go again.
here/there sb goes again
never darken my door again
once more/once again
over and over (again)
▪ They just keep playing the same songs over and over.
▪ Almost as if, having proclaimed himself paralytic in court, he was setting about proving it over and over again.
▪ Black teeth and black tongue moving, black lips quite near, saying over and over, My name is Kip.
▪ He saw that the boy had written his name many times on the cover, over and over.
▪ Joy was now standing, reading the two signs over and over.
▪ She'd have to say it to herself over and over again.
▪ She went over to the sink and splashed her face with cold water over and over again.
▪ So how do brokers manage to do it over and over for countless strangers?
▪ The boy appeared skeptical, but then began to chant the aleph-bet, over and over again.
run that by me again
sb will not be doing sth (again) in a hurry
there you go/she goes etc (again)
think again
▪ If you thought running a restaurant was easy, think again.
▪ All those who scoff at Ian Fleming's spy fantasies should think again.
▪ Deutsche once thought about bidding, thought not, and now has a last chance to think again.
▪ He told himself not to think about it, and then he was thinking again.
▪ If you thought advertising already was everywhere, permeating each pore of human existence, think again.
▪ Lois thought again about the poetry course over at the university she had hoped to enjoy in her latter years.
▪ Others received a tough lecture on the dangers and might just have learnt to think again.
▪ She thought again of the Leicester murders.
▪ Some practices were therefore thinking again about employing additional professionals out of budget surpluses.
time after time/time and time again
you can say that again!
▪ And again, while the accident was not your fault, the damage must be paid for somehow.
▪ Can you say that again? I didn't hear you.
▪ If Sherri gets some rest, she should feel better again soon.
▪ If you're late again we'll leave without you.
▪ If you don't succeed this time, try again.
▪ It was nice to see you again.
▪ Julie! It's your sister on the phone again.
▪ Mr. Rodriguez is in a meeting. Can you call again later?
▪ Thanks for coming! Please stop by again.
▪ The floor needs cleaning again.
▪ The fresh mountain air soon made Jennifer feel strong again.
▪ When I was safely back in my apartment again, I took out the letter and read it.
▪ And bless them all, if we're ever to see them again.
▪ Mistair asked again for a curve down.
▪ Now, because Janir got so involved, I started again.
▪ P.S. Let's see you win Wimbledon again Martina.
▪ Staring rather blindly at Gwen, she ran the whole conversation through her head again.
▪ The Fed also said it would cut rates again if that were necessary to ward off recession.
▪ The prospect of eating there again was so tempting to residents that all of the reservations have been taken.
▪ Trust me, your husband will never wear little daisy cuff links to match your bouquet again.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Again \A*gain"\, Agains \A*gains"\, prep. Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]

Albeit that it is again his kind.


Again \A*gain"\ (?; 277), adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, onge['a]n, against, again; on + ge['a]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]

  5. On the other hand. ``The one is my sovereign . . . the other again is my kinsman.''

  6. Moreover; besides; further.

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

    Again and again, more than once; often; repeatedly.

    Now and again, now and then; occasionally.

    To and again, to and fro. [Obs.]
    --De Foe.

    Note: 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late Old English agan, from earlier ongean "toward, opposite, against, in exchange for," from on "on" (see on) + -gegn "against, toward," compounded for a sense of "lined up facing, opposite," and "in the opposite direction, returning." For -gegn, compare Old Norse gegn "straight, direct;" Danish igen "against;" Old Frisian jen, Old High German gegin, German gegen "against, toward," entgegen "against, in opposition to."\n

\nIn Old English, eft was the main word for "again" (see eftsoons), but this often was strengthened by ongean, which became the principal word by 13c. Norse influence is responsible for the hard -g-. Differentiated from against 16c. in southern writers, again becoming an adverb only, and against taking over as preposition and conjunction, but again clung to all senses in northern and Scottish dialect (where against was not adopted).


adv. 1 (label en obsolete) back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point. (10th–18thc.) 2 back (to a former place or state). (from 11thc.) prep. (context obsolete or dialectal English) against.


adv. anew; "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again" [syn: once again, once more, over again]

Again (Janet Jackson song)

"Again" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson, appearing first as the closing song to Jackson's debut film, Poetic Justice (1993), and later included on her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Written and produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the ballad was released as the album's third single on October 12, 1993 by Virgin Records, and talks about reconnecting with an old flame. Originally an experimental sound Jam and Lewis was considering for the album, they did not give the song serious contemplation until the film producers from Poetic Justice requested a ballad for the film's soundtrack.

Critics were divided with "Again". Some critics praised it as a highlight from janet. and a classic, while other critics responded negatively to its sentimental lyrical content. However, "Again" became a commercial success, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late 1993, while also reaching the top-ten in Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and reaching the top-twenty elsewhere.

"Again" received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. Two music videos for the song, directed by Jackson's then-husband René Elizondo, Jr., were released: one with and other without scenes from Poetic Justice. The song was covered by How to Dress Well for his second album, Total Loss and sampled by Iyaz on his single " Solo".


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Again (Alice in Chains song)

"Again" is a song by Alice in Chains, released on their album Alice in Chains (1995). The song was included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box (1999), Greatest Hits (2001), and The Essential Alice in Chains (2006). A remixed version of the song was included on the box set Music Bank (1999).

Again (Colder album)

Again is the debut album from French musician Colder, released on Output Recordings on July 7, 2003. The album was produced in Paris, France, and features the singles "Crazy Love" and "Shiny Star."

The album was also released as a special edition with a bonus DVD. The album is out of print.

Again (Yui song)

"Again" is Japanese pop rock singer-songwriter Yui's thirteenth single, and first single after she went on hiatus in November 2008. "Again" was released on June 3, 2009 by her label Studioseven Recordings and was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD.

The single debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Single Chart becoming her fourth number-one single. The single has the highest opening week sales for a female act in 2009, which was previously held by Pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki's " Rule/Sparkle" for selling 95,000 copies in its first week.

Again (Flyleaf song)

"Again" is the first single by Flyleaf from their second album, Memento Mori. It was announced on July 29, 2009, that "Again" would be hitting radio August 25, 2009. The song was added to the play lists on Flyleaf's official site and the band's official Myspace page on August 19, 2009. The song was officially available for digital download on August 25, 2009. It is also featured in iPhone application Tap Tap Revenge 2, is downloadable content for Rock Band 2 and is a playable track in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.

Again (1949 song)

"Again" is a popular song with music by Lionel Newman and words by Dorcas Cochran. It first appeared in the movie Road House ( 1948), sung by Ida Lupino An instrumental rendition was used in the movie " Pickup on South Street" ( 1953). By 1949, versions by Vic Damone, Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Gordon Jenkins, Vera Lynn, Art Mooney, and Mel Tormé all made the Billboard charts.

Again (Lenny Kravitz song)

"Again" is a song by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, being the only new song from his first Greatest Hits album, released in 2000. Written, arranged and produced by himself, "Again" was initially set to be on his sixth studio album, however, Kravitz found out that the song didn't fit the tone of the album, releasing it as the lead-single from the compilation on September 14, 2000 through Virgin Records. The mid-tempo rock ballad finds Kravitz wondering if he will ever see his former lover again and if they will reunite once more.

"Again" received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who called it a magnificent and anthemic pounder. "Again" also won Kravitz a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2001, a feat he had already achieved twice consecutively, with " Fly Away" and " American Woman". Commercially, the single was successful, reaching the top-ten in seven countries, including the United States, where it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Kravitz's first solo top five hit in nearly nine years, while also topping the Italian charts. The song's music video was directed by Paul Hunter and stars Lenny and actress Gina Gershon as two-thirds of a romantic triangle.

Again (Faith Evans song)

"Again" is a song by American recording artist Faith Evans. It was written by Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins, and Evans and produced by Carvin & Ivan for her fourth studio album The First Lady (2005). A midtempo R&B record with heavy neo soul and Motown influences, it features a sample from American soul group The Whatnauts' song "Genuine", penned by Jerry Harris, and Venus Dodson.

Released as the album's lead single, the song marked a top ten return for Evans on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at number seven, and charting at number 47 on the Hot 100 chart. It also returned her to the top 20 on the UK Singles Chart, where "Again" peaked at number 12.

Again (video game)

Again: Interactive Crime Novel (or simply Again), known in Japan as , is an adventure video game developed by Cing and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on December 10, 2009 and in North America on April 2, 2010. It was originally titled Again: Eye of Providence.

Again (Jewelry album)

Again (also known as Again '02) is the second studio album by K-pop group, Jewelry. It was released on July 31, 2002 on Star Empire Entertainment.

Again (Retro Grave album)

Again is the debut full-length album from Retro Grave. The album features original Trouble drummer Jeff Olson. The album was released initially in December 2008 as a download only via the band's website. One month later Michael Leonard Maiewski was added to the band for strings and back up vocals. A hardcopy of Again was released in February 2010 with Maiewski added to the mix.

Again (Pnau album)

Again is the second album by Australian dance music duo, Pnau. The album was released in 2003 on Warner Music Australia and reissued in the UK on independent record label Underwater Records.

Again (Oliver album)

Again is the second studio album by the pop rock singer Oliver released in 1970.

The song "Angelica" reached number 26 on the adult contemporary chart and number 97 on The Billboard Hot 100. "I Can Remember" reached number 24 on the adult contemporary chart. The album landed on the Billboard 200, reaching number 71.

Again (band)

Lunhui English name Again, is a Chinese rock band formed in 1991. They were one of the first Beijing rock groups to sign with a Japanese label, signing with JVC and producing the album Xīnlèjí in 1997.

Again (T-ara EP)

Again is the fifth extended play by South Korean girl group T-ara, released on October 10, 2013 by Core Contents Media. It was the first album released after member Lee Areum left the group, and the first to feature the original six-member line-up since T-ara's debut.

Again (horse)

Again (foaled 22 May 2006) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She was one of the leading Irish two-year-old fillies of 2008, when she won three of her five races including the Debutante Stakes and the Moyglare Stud Stakes. She recorded her most important win when taking the Irish 1,000 Guineas on her three-year-old debut, but was beaten in her three subsequent races.

Again (film)

is a 2015 Japanese drama film directed by Sumio Ōmori ( ja), based on the baseball novel by Kiyoshi Shigematsu. It was released on January 17, 2015. This film was shot at Koshien Stadium.

Again (Ayumi Hamasaki EP)

Again (stylized as again) is the fourth extended play by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki from her fourteenth studio album Love Again (2013). The EP contains the songs "Wake Me Up", "Sweet Scar", "Snowy Kiss" and "Ivy", alongside remixes and instrumental versions of the original tracks. Produced by longtime collaborator Max Matsuura, Again is a pop EP.

Again was released as the second part of Hamasaki's fifteenth anniversary celebration on December 8, 2012 by Avex Trax. It received mixed reviews from music critics; some critics commended the songs "safe" composition while some criticized the production and delivery. Charted as a single on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart, it reached number seven. All tracks from Again received an accompanying music video and was included on the DVD version.

Again (Alan Stivell album)

Again is the Alan Stivell's seventeenth album released in 1993 under the Keltia III label by Disques Dreyfus and Sony Music in France. He registers again his greatest successes of the seventies with updated arrangements and help of prestigious guests : Kate Bush, Shane MacGowan from the Irish group The Pogues, the Senegal singer Doudou Ndiaye Rose, the French singers Laurent Voulzy and Breton singers Gilles Servat and Yann-Fañch Kemener.

The album, several times golden record with more than 300.000 sold copies, boosts the interest for the Celtic music, the base for a new wave of his popularity, especially in Brittany and in France. The public immediately acclaimed the album and Stivell during his French tour, with two concerts at the Bataclan, Paris, in January 1994. That is when the Héritage des Celtes of his former guitarist Dan ar Braz is going to arouse the craze of the general public.

Again (Fetty Wap song)

"Again" is the fourth single by American rapper Fetty Wap from his self-titled debut album. It peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Usage examples of "again".

I am to kill him over again, there is nothing for it but our abiding with him for the next few hours at least.

Yet how should he not go to Utterbol with the Damsel abiding deliverance of him there: and yet again, if they met there and were espied on, would not that ruin everything for her as well as for him?

He started to intone another spell, but the archmage struck again, seeking to dispel any enchantments or abjurations protecting the lich.

Even the news that the Yorktown, after quelling the fires and resuming fleet speed, had been torpedoed in a second attack, was again ablaze and listing, and might be abandoned, could be taken in stride.

Gate again, but that memory was literally ablaze with pain and he swiftly banished it.

And, again, there is no reference to aborting a fetus, which was a known practice at the time.

I strove again, then, to escape, pulling against the bonds, trying to abraid them against the back of the blade.

The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.

It was obvious by the clattering noises over the speaker that Abies was done with them again.

We saw the Picts sink into abysmal savagery, the Atlanteans into apedom again.

New Orleans, simply clothed in homespun cotton striped red and blue, abysmally poor and surrounded by swarms of children who all seemed to bear names like Nono and Vev6 and Bibi, cheerfully selling powdered file and alligator hides and going away again without bothering, like the Americans did, to sample the delights of the big city.

As a result, we did well academically and ended up going to Harvard over and over again, like addicts.

But Mary was shy of acceding to such invitations and at last frankly told her friend Patience, that she would not again break bread in Greshamsbury in any house in which she was not thought fit to meet the other guests who habitually resorted there.

They knew there would be acceleration again, if the Movable Feast were not to plummet through the inside surface of the habitat and out into space.

Again that strange, glorious accent that reverberated through her like a warm, soothing caress.