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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Again-, Agane-cuming, vbl. n. [Cf. Again-cumv., and ME. aȝen-, ayencomyng (c 1380), a meeting or returning; also Gain-cuming vbl. n.] The action or occasion of coming back; return, returning. 1375 Barb. xx. 311.
He … ordanit how his land suld be Gouernit, quhill his agane-cummyng
c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 2555.
Quhom Pirrus at his agane-cummyng Slew hastely
14.. Acts I. 11/2.
Sa that … the landis in thar furthpassing na agane cumyn thai wast nocht
1497 Treas. Acc. I. 331.
To remane in Striuelin quhil the Kingis agane cummyng
15.. Clar. v. 2665.
[Thai] prayit God thair keiper for to beine Into the realme whill thair againe cuming
1575 Douglas Corr. 201.
Vpoun my awin aganecuming, quhilk salbe sa schortlie as possible I can
1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 243.
He leuis ... his bodie ... To the resting burriall amang his friendis quhill the agane cuming of his saviour

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