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against Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words112.3 48 123.1 152.9 108.3 111.9 23.4 6.8
Number of occurrences170107 52 3 5 2 1
Number of authors27 12 2 4 2 1

Occurrences of against in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
and touched the canvases set against the opposite wa. They seemed on page 11

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Pressed up against his hairy chist. on page 6

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ly be described as propaganda against the workin class. Ah mean, ji on page 16
onest ah cannae really hud it against her. Cos, lits be real. We ke on page 51
er came along wae her crusade against the workin classes. And aw ae on page 86
ately failed as a final stand against the establishment. Ah kin rem on page 87
ma faither's generations rage against the machine, eh? Maist ae thu on page 89
Also on pages 98, 106, 107, 122, 150, 187, 91
13 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
e," he'll say, bangin is fist against is chest. "Jist helluva short on page 7
aa muscle." He punched a han against is girth. "Div ye like ma six on page 20
e aneth the hedge an leent up against ma leg. He leukit up it ma: a on page 63
e, er muckle breests strainin against a Fair-Isle cardigan. "It's l on page 69
do ye think they'd ging weel against a mahogany heid-board? Ye div on page 72
Also on pages 74, 88
8 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
yir turnin is against yi on page 107

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
relief. He stoppt an, leanin against an auld mosscovert gravestane on page 66
uin the nicht afore, he leant against the auld moss-covert gravesta on page 69

4 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
a mad swimmin cap cause it's against her religion tae get her hair on page 12
get her hair wet - it's jist against her religion tae cut it - an on page 14
spoke ower the top ae her. Sa against your religion tae dae social on page 25
d Charlene, Everythin else is against your bliddy religion! on page 26
y movin her finger up an doon against her bottom lip. Charlene went on page 36
Also on pages 68, 73, 80, 86, 88, 98, 99, 101, 106
16 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
ts before they cartwheeled up against the concrete wa. Ye shuid've on page 76

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
and glower and pit his neb up against the gless, his mooth watterin on page 6
r and sat stane-still, framed against their white pillaes. on page 56
t him im a solid mass, pushin against his bahookie. The pressure wi on page 85
Against a muckle daud o fudge" on page 91

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
te see a young loon leenin up against the side o a steen archwye an on page 8
e's Jeweller: he wis leent up against the waa o his shop, on page 10
e gid, his flip-flops slappin against the steen steps. on page 12
an belly an rubbin hersel up against him. on page 16
n fae ma hunnlebars an duntin against the front wheel as Ah crunkit on page 21
Also on pages 44, 45, 72, 79, 89, 90, 94, 95
19 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
The anely keysies against the Cheesy Fingir is tae cros on page 9

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
frien wull weicht ma virtues against aa ma fauts, an on page 119

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
n, bit e chiel att blasphemes against e Haily Speerit will nae be f on page 102
till him, 'Dad, A've deen ill against hivven an against you, A'm na on page 107

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
He wisna against pittin a lang green snake doo on page 12
'Noo you're against me, tae!' shouted Grannie. 'M on page 94

2 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
honour at sea, wis aa bein up against hit, sae ta spaek, bit damnde
1 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
winter fish, an wan hame safe against da gale an da darkness.
1 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
Scotland an daar't tae score against the aul enemy.
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
mad swimmin cap cause it’s against her religion tae get her hair
1 matches

Johnson, Laureen Moarnin Ida Kames, (Shetland For Wirds 2007) Shetland, poetry
red against white,
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Dull an close, against the grain.
Sultry, midges bitin, against the grain.
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Wi a fule weet mist it's against the grain.
Cool an cauld it's against the grain,
Hope against hope day dis change,
Times like this is against the grain.
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
Daisy strukk their iron sheen against the cassies a twa three times
1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
- ‘a blackguard who rails against women
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Radge Against the Machine: Deid Wirds, Deid Warlds, an Why Scots Maitters, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ld the appearance o injustice against the fact o it, or shout fowk
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
speak for the Scots and Irish against their
benchmark against? Why, when being run from Wes
2 matches

Fowler, Ross Sunday Fitba wi ma Faither, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
o the shed. I wis kick the ba against the fence and then ma faither
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
kin fleein. Wan ae thum bumps against the dinin table where mah
1 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
s pipe. Aisan forward to lean against the rail, he spat reflectivel
1 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ht a successful guerrilla war against British Empire forces an stil
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the cunt noo, haudin him back against the railins. He’s no fur gi
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
g aff the wheelbarra, scrapin against the rough-cast tryin tae get
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ve goat in ma poakit an rest against the waw, the cauld sandstane
r ma internal, mental dossier against ever gettin merrit. Ah don’
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah’d decided against telling ma maw, knowin she’
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah’m drawn tae it. Against aw sound judgement ah walk ta
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
cunt is good. Goat me pinned against the ropes, ready tae execute
Pearcey’s staunin, leanin against the waw ootside, smokin a fag
2 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
eves as they catch and scrape against the fibre ay ma overcoat.
. Ah take ma drinks an decide against pursuin it any further. He’
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
intervenes an crushes it flat against the asphalt. Pearcey’s stau
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
. It wis ma money tae piss up against a wall, no hur’s.
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ter Boris Johnson has advised against all unnecessary contact to fl
fur a nurse. Ah tap ma nails against the bedside drawer.
p and any jewellery and stand against the X-ray machine?” the fir
and a photie o ma lungs is up against a blindin white screen.
4 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
ranslates tae the Engliesh “against”, bit hid means “in front
knowledges at whan yir writan against sometheen yir defined bi hid
2 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
One argument against a standardisation of Scots sp
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
fingers and pressing his fur against my cheek, the smell o the oot
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
hear grains o sand trinkling against the winda panes as I wyt for
g across his face as he leans against an upright steen nearhand. He
side and feel the caul steen against ma skin. I close ma een and l
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Up an doon against the dyke
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'Look, ah've got nothin against you meditatin, and the lamas
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
watched as the waves crashed against the Devil’s Peatstack in a
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
abel’s mither hid been that against smokin so she’d ayee wint o
The room hid a big settle against ae waa, an aal leather thing
2 matches

Muir, Glenn Pet-gilante, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
he wis shaking and straining against the ropes. Once she struck th
1 matches

Muir, Glenn The Truth Will Out, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
d tae yin o Gus’s diatribes against his feckless in-laws. Sure en
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
Shug rubbed his heid against Dave’s by way o a comfortin
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
forcin’ the boots back on, against her will, would in ony w’y
The boys against the lassies, we can’t agree
2 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
again. No wan that stands up against ony flippin’ airmy if we ca
hoo mony white men stood up against Apartheid? Bit ah blame they
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
n. ‘Bliddy smokin should be against the law!’ only half meanin
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e ma laddie for I’ve sinned against God by the turnin o the steen
1 matches

Paterson, Stuart A. Here’s the Weather, (Scottish Poetry Library 2017) Lallans, poetry
against pavements like ice rinks and
1 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
ises the fish es they soom up against the flow.
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Angelinekking tweeted in Ulster

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric

@alistairdunn tweeted in Lallans

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
Hence, coos made complaint against ‘em ?????????? https://t.co/(2020)

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
twae linesman fae cowdenbeath against brora tae mak sure they get t (2021) twitter link
p of lads from a lower league against championship opponents in the (2021) twitter link
um result for the burra there against the lowland league legends m8 (2020) twitter link
chrisgordon1875 hopefully c u against the bluebell m8 if it gets th (2020) twitter link
ys - defo get a cood run out against the westside lads - thanx fo (2020) twitter link
and 17 other matches.

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
e the weans are discriminatit against fir spikkin Scots. Whit dae w(2018)

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland

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