[ UK /ˈæme‍ɪn/ ]
  1. at full speed; with great haste
    the children ran down the hill amain
  2. with all your strength
    he pulled the ropes amain
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How To Use amain In A Sentence

  • Then the hosts charged down upon each other and clashed together the twain with a mighty strain, the brave pressed on amain and the coward to fly was fain and the Jinn cast flames of fire from their mouths, whilst the smoke of them rose up to the confines of the sky and the two armies appeared and disappeared. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Then they slept till daybreak, when the battle-drums beat to fight and the swords in baldric were dight; and war-cries were cried amain and all mounted their horses of generous strain and drew out into the field, filling every wide place and hill and plain. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • I just found out Louise Sorel is coming back to Days Of Our Lives this Friday as Vivian Alamain. Jonathan Jackson's 'General Hospital' return: Everything you hoped for? | EW.com
  • Failure to amain, that is, to douse your topsail or dip your colours when you meet with a ship of war -- the marine equivalent for raising one's hat -- constituted a gross contempt of the king's service. The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore
  • he pulled the ropes amain
  • Queen Pansie, as she might fairly have been styled, in reference to her position in the household, -- calling amain for grandpapa and breakfast. The Dolliver Romance
  • They hollaed amain to dogs and knight, and not a few advanced to succour the damsel: but the words of the knight, which were such as he had used to Nastagio, caused them to fall back, terror-stricken and lost in amazement. The Decameron, Volume II
  • Biondello; whom he no sooner espied than he made for him, and dealt him a mighty blow in the face, and tore his hair and coif, and cast his capuche on the ground, and to his "Alas, Sir, what means this?" still beating him amain: -- "Traitor," cried he; "I will give thee to know what it means to send me such a message. The Decameron, Volume II
  • Then they farewelled him and went down to look after the safety of their troops; and they ceased not to keep up the fires till the morning rose with its sheen and shone, when the fighting-men mounted their horses of noble strain and smote one another with thin-edged skean and with brawn of bill they thrust amain nor did they cease that day battle to darraign. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Then he disappeared into a pissoir and shouted to Mamaine, "Don't leave me, I love you, I'll always love you. Did The Death Of Communism Take Koestler And Other Literary Figures With It?
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