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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Thar(e) agane, Thair againis, adv. Also: thar(e) agayn(e, thairaganes, theragainst. [ME and e.m.E. þær onnȝæn (Orm), þar againe (Cursor M.), þer ageyns (Wyclif), þar agaynys (a1400-50), therageyn (Lydgate), there ageynste (1450-1530), OE þǽr onȝe(a)n.] Against that, in opposition to that. — a1400 Leg. S. ii 38.
A serpent … That of venim fillit is sa That quham it bittis, it mon be ded, Thar agane is no remed
c1420 Wynt. ii 985.
Tenelaus … made hym curtays welcummyng, … And dyde hym profyt and fordede. Bot he dyde vylny thare agayne [C. thar agayn, W. thare agane], This Tenelaus he walde have slayne
1577 Stewart Mem. 100.
Breevis and clamis producit becaus na pairtie compeirit to obiect thair againis as said is
1650 Nicoll Diary 38.
The haill ministeris of Edinburgh being thairin opposing thameselffis to the randering of it [sc. Edinburgh Castle] and they, and many of the sodgeris protesting thairaganes
1672 Acts VIII 147/2.
Declaireing … this … ratificatione to be alse valide … as if the forsaids writtes and evidents … wer … insert heirin wheranent and anent all other defects and imperfections whatsumever that may be objected theragainst his maiestie … hes [etc.]

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