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archaic or poetic with great strength, speed, or haste
[C16: from a-2 + main1]



adv. Archaic.
1. with full force.
2. at full speed.
3. suddenly; hastily.
4. exceedingly; greatly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.amain - at full speedamain - at full speed; with great haste; "the children ran down the hill amain"
2.amain - with all your strengthamain - with all your strength; "he pulled the ropes amain"
References in classic literature ?
But as the strange captain, leaning over the pallid bulwarks, was in the act of putting his trumpet to his mouth, it somehow fell from his hand into the sea; and the wind now rising amain, he in vain strove to make himself heard without it.
What when we fled amain, pursu'd and strook With Heav'ns afflicting Thunder, and besought The Deep to shelter us?
Sin and Death amain Following his track, such was the will of Heav'n, Pav'd after him a broad and beat'n way Over the dark Abyss, whose boiling Gulf Tamely endur'd a Bridge of wondrous length From Hell continu'd reaching th' utmost Orbe Of this frail World; by which the Spirits perverse With easie intercourse pass to and fro To tempt or punish mortals, except whom God and good Angels guard by special grace.
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand; They whom I favour thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valour, wisdom, sit in want.
I care not for Spring; on his fickle wing Let the blossoms and buds be borne; He woos them amain with his treacherous rain, And he scatters them ere the morn.
At this merry Robin Hood laughed amain, and bade him stay and become one of their band if he wished.
Apollyon therefore followed his work amain, and Christian again took courage and resisted as manfully as he could.
The Amain reason most people use credit is they do not have the cash to pay the total cost of an item or service in one go.
Amain winter means of travel beyond the village has been lost because the Politiken glacier, located across the Inglefield Bredning from Qaanaaq, is no longer usable.
Tenders are invited for Work of Replacement of 225mm dia SW UGD line by laying 300mm dia RCC NP3 SW line from 6th Amain road (Rajkumar Park road) & linking to the 450mm dia sub main at 2nd D Cross, 2nd Block.
AMAIN contractor is being sought to transform former council offices in Durham city centre into an 81-bed Hotel Indigo.