'gainst

'gainst

also gainst  (gĕnst, gānst)
prep. Informal
Against.

'gainst

(ɡɛnst; ɡeɪnst) or

gainst

prep
poetic short for against
References in classic literature ?
With all her might she crowds all sail off shore; in so doing, fights 'gainst the very winds that fain would blow her homeward; seeks all the lashed sea's landlessness again; for refuge's sake forlornly rushing into peril; her only friend her bitterest foe!
You'll tell me he has ample store of wealth, The pomp and circumstance of kings; but if These give no pleasure, all the rest I count The shadow of a shade, nor would I weigh His wealth and power 'gainst a dram of joy.
'Gainst a king such charge to make) But all must own, The guilt is his and his alone.
With aim aright, With quivering flight, On LAMBKINS pouncing, Headlong down, sore-hungry, For lambkins longing, Fierce 'gainst all lamb-spirits, Furious-fierce all that look Sheeplike, or lambeyed, or crisp-woolly, --Grey, with lambsheep kindliness!
Winter Into Spring THE daisies still stand 'gainst the blasted grass, Snowdrops shelter beneath darkened trees, Bleak cold whistles past the resting birds, Gathering breath before the threatening skies One day soon, sun will warm the frozen field Daffodils will raise their heads And birds will bask in gentle light Before soaring high in joyful flight.
"This year the award was renamed after Soga, a historic editor from the late 19th century whose credo was, 'Gainst the wrong that needs resistance; for the good that lacks assistance,'" said Professor Guy Berger of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies and the chief judge.
O hear us when we cry to you 'Gainst words we sailors never knew.
In vain 'gainst love I strove, Purcell's doloroso, sighs, despair and jealousy were portrayed in beautifully flowing elaborate ornamentation -vocal callisthenics of 'consuming fires'.