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PREPOSITIONS. A-; after; against

Against used metaphorically to express time. This is now restricted to colloquial language:

“I'll charm his eyes against he do appear.

i.e. "against the time that he do appear." Any preposition, as "for," "in," can thus be converted into a conjunction by affixing "that," and the "that" is frequently omitted.

“Against (the time that) my love shall be as I am now.

“'Gainst that season comes.

“As against the doom.” Ib. iii. 3. 50. i.e. "as though expecting doom's-day."

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