from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. Against.
- prep. Opposed to: I'm agin him.
- prep. Next to; beside; near.
- prep. By or before (a specified time).
- conj. By the time that.
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- adv. Alternative form of again.
- prep. Alternative form of against.
I ain't got nothin 'agin' the child – she 's a nice enough little thing, – but she certainly do make him queer.
We'd had a bit of a tiff overnight, but she got up as quiet as a lamb and never said a word agin me, which surprised me.
That may be goin 'agin natur, suh, but 'tis stickin' close to Holy Writ an 'the wisdom of God.
And, mind you, I ain't saying a word agin their way of acting.
"No; if anybody sez a word agin him she shets 'em right up."
He's a bully feller sure, ma'am, an 'I ain't got a word agin him.
Course a wors, gavner: Ev aw said a word agin him?
"I didn't!" said Ortheris, "S'elp me, Gawd, I never said a word agin 'er, an' I wouldn't -- not if I was to desert this minute!"
"Woman, take care; say a word agin him and I'll mittle you!"
Thar nuver was a word agin Rosie afore, thar hain't been sence, an 'you kin ride up an' down this river till the crack o 'doom an' you'll nuver hear a word agin her ag'in.