- 1Another time; once more: it was great to meet old friends again they were disappointed yet againMore example sentences
- To resort to the good old cliché yet again, one can wait and watch the drama unfold in the days to come.
- Old friends are met again as new friends leave my social sphere, ringing in the changes.
- Once again, feel free to listen again and make any adjustments you deem fit.
- 1.1Returning to a previous position or condition: he rose, tidied the bed, and sat down againMore example sentences
- Many may not be in a position to return home again for a number of months or even years.
- Many times we would stash our gear then return again in a few days if the conditions looked good.
- Both claim to have enjoyed their stay and are resolved to returning again soon.
- 1.2In addition to what has already been mentioned: the wages were low, but they made half as much again in tipsMore example sentences
extra, in addition, additionally, on top
- For every £1 received from members' subscriptions, we have to raise more than twice as much again to fund our charitable activities.
- The output of the average worker today is twice what it was 50 years ago and will be twice as much again in 50 years time.
- Old fashioned steel armor weighs twice as much again.
- 1.3 [sentence adverb] Used to introduce a further point for consideration, supporting or contrasting with what has just been said: I never saw any signs, but then again, maybe I wasn’t lookingMore example sentences
- Then again, consider the vested interest of all those who teach the subject of English literature.
- Then again, considering what he did with words, maybe it was just a coincidence.
- Then again, it has decided against introducing a legal limit on the rates of interest charged by lenders.
- 1.4Used to ask someone to repeat something: what was your name again?More example sentences
- I didnt want to stand out by always being asked, What did you say again? or I beg your pardon? I had to be alert to the new language I was engaging in.
- How much did he want again? 2.5 million a year?
- "So where do you live again?" she asked.
again and again
- Repeatedly: I read this author again and againMore example sentences
- The process repeated itself again and again, driving the siblings to the brink of insanity.
- The next few seconds are as frightening as the first, and this pattern is repeated again and again.
- Those who have listened to him once are found to be yearning to watch him perform again and again.
Old English ongēan, ongægn, etc., of Germanic origin; related to German entgegen 'opposite'.