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- adjective nonstandard
superlativeform of main: most main.
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Biancafiore appearing greatly discontented, as one verily perswaded, that this pretended losse was rather hers, then his, because she aymed at the mainest part of all his wealth: began to consider with her selfe, which was the likeliest course to bee taken, for saving the goods from carriage to Monago: wherupon thus she replied.
I never had no children, and it look lak my wife going outlive me, so my mainest hope when I goes on is seeing Mammy and Pappy and old Master.
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That's the mainest thing take me to Con-o-way every week.
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And subdued by wine in its mainest might * Like lover drunken by strains divine, [FN#216]
(Take here the mainest lesson -- less from books -- less from the schools,)
Dear Jason "Jet-Set" Wright, my mainest man, please accept this open letter to you with which I begin (or end) my life as a poster on politicalderby. com
"One of the mainest matters with the widely-known world," said Pringle wearily, "is that people won't play their hunches.
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