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again (sense 2 arose first with vbs. like ‘ring’: cf. Mac. V. iii. 54 “the very echo, That should applaud ” )
1. back AYL. III. v. 132 “why I answer'd not again,” Shr. II. i. 217 “come again, Good Kate,” Cym. IV. iii. 1, Sonn. lxxix. 8 “pays it thee again.”
2. used to indicate intensity of action Mer.V. III. ii. 204 “wooing here until I sweat again,” 2H6 IV. i. 78 “shall hiss at thee again.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.5
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxxix
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