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Jan 15, 2020
This week’s theme
Adverbs

This week’s words
eftsoons
faute de mieux
amain
certes
alfresco

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amain

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-MAYN)

MEANING:
adverb:
1. With all one’s strength.
2. At full speed.
3. With great haste.

ETYMOLOGY:
From a- (on, in, to) + main, from Old English maegen (strength, power). Earliest documented use: 1540.

USAGE:
“The wind now rising amain, he in vain strove.”
Herman Melville; Moby Dick; Harper; 1851.

See more usage examples of amain in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. -Moliere, actor and playwright (15 Jan 1622-1673)

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