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amain

[uh-meyn] /əˈmeɪn/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
with full force.
2.
at full speed.
3.
suddenly; hastily.
4.
exceedingly; greatly.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; a-1 + main1
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British Dictionary definitions for amain

amain

/əˈmeɪn/
adverb
1.
(archaic or poetic) with great strength, speed, or haste
Word Origin
C16: from a-² + main1
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Word Origin and History for amain
adv.

1530s, from main (adj.) by analogy with other words in a- (e.g. afoot).

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