'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
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!
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'.