1 adv You use again to indicate that something happens a second time, or after it has already happened before.
ADV with v, ADV with cl
He kissed her again..., Again there was a short silence..., I don't ever want to go through anything like that again.
2 adv You use again to indicate that something is now in a particular state or place that it used to be in.
ADV after v
He opened his attaché-case, removed a folder, then closed it again..., I started to feel good about myself again.
3 adv You can use again when you want to point out that there is a similarity between the subject that you are talking about now and a previous subject.
Again the pregnancy was very similar to my previous two...
4 adv You can use again in expressions such as but again, then again, and there again when you want to introduce a remark which contrasts with or weakens something that you have just said.
ADV with cl
It's easier to take a taxi. But then again you can't always get one...
5 adv You can add again to the end of your question when you are asking someone to tell you something that you have forgotten or that they have already told you.
SPOKEN cl ADV
Sorry, what's your name again?
6 adv You use again in expressions such as half as much again when you are indicating how much greater one amount is than another amount that you have just mentioned or are about to mention.
A similar wine from France would cost you half as much again.
7 You can use again and again or time and again to emphasize that something happens many times.
again/time and again phrase usu PHR after v (emphasis)
He would go over his work again and again until he felt he had it right...
now and again →
once again →
1 adj A born-again Christian is a person who has become an evangelical Christian as a result of a religious experience.
2 adj You can use born-again to describe someone who has adopted a new set of beliefs or a new way of life and is very enthusiastic about it.
As a `born-again' cyclist I had decided that this season I would ride in a few races.