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agin Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words272.7 55 210.4 76.4 0 0 1172.7 709.3
Number of occurrences413183 26 0 0 100 104
Number of authors33 7 6 10

Occurrences of agin in Corpus

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Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
wind that scatters the smirr agin the wa. on page 18
sooty smudges agin the deein licht o a wunter sk on page 25

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Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ye cannae even bash yer heid agin. on page 47

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
d we're aw likely tae come up agin at least yin o them in wir li on page 61
ot aw ower, so ye cannae lean agin them. Ye huv tae staund mair on page 98
he Trunchbull wis leanin back agin the wecht o the birlin lassie on page 108
e ridin-crop she kept smackin agin her thigh. That made him feel on page 117
s, dichtin aff her haunds wan agin the ither, like somebody wha' on page 149
Also on pages 157, 162, 180, 184, 223
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Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
An I haud the jars agin the licht, on page 150
Cooried agin the fearsomeness on page 153
the feel o his bristly chin agin her face on page 156

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
Agin three tongues thegither. on page 5
croquet that shae wus playin agin hirsel, fur this curious weey on page 14
Joost thin hir heid duntet agin the roof o the haal: heth, sh on page 17
the tibble tae measure hirsel agin it, an fun that, es near es s on page 20
ry't tae lie doon wi yin elba agin the dorr, an the ither airm e on page 35
Also on pages 36, 42, 51, 57, 74, 82
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Eagle, Andy Lallans 59 - Stravaigin the Wab, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
warld whaur ye hae tae fecht agin aw kin kynd o orra bodies an on page 54

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
story goes that Alpin wis up agin Brude, king, or chief o the P on page 14
ugh tae live on till the next agin year, some o the investors we on page 33
Circle. This happent time an agin when captains were tryin tae on page 36
ale that wis repeatit time an agin wis that o the famous Toshie on page 40
tae follae McGregor. The next agin day Wille Christie expired an on page 42
Also on pages 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 69
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Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
dled thegither wi their backs agin the far dyke: Tawse an Hendry on page 8

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Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Agin tha Euro thrang in France: on page 41

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
up, fer fear ye dunt yer fit agin a stane.' "Jesus saed bak tae on page 3
ne that yer brither haes ocht agin ye, jist lea ït doon fornent on page 5
But A tell ye, Dïnnae fecht agin a wïckit bodie! If summodie on page 6
is, an tha wuns got up an hut agin tha hoose; yit ït didnae faa on page 8
as doos. ?' "Be on yer gaird agin men; the'll han yis ower tae on page 9
Also on pages 71, 75, 78, 79, 80, 86, 89, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 109
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Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Retreat wi'in yer wits agin, on page 21
Wi rhythm gather pace agin on page 29
Agin ye press til natures sumit. on page 30
Fullness seen agin each day on page 37
Back agin on page 39
Also on pages 43, 44, 49, 50
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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Agin the legions o Agricola. on page 85

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
top him, cause faaivver's nae agin ye is wi hiz." on page 97
ill them, "Ika cuntra divided agin itsel gyangs aa tae rack an r on page 100
fowk in a faimily will be set agin een anither, three conter twa on page 103
iss e lads att hid spoken oot agin him were some affrontit o the on page 104
l them, "Cuntra will reese up agin cuntra an keengdom on keengdo on page 115

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
nds wi a sea o ammonia lippin agin the land and hydrocarbon loch
Clood an that 'tides' lippin agin the clood throu the shiftin o
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
t cuid the estaiblishment dae agin the feck o the fowk ettlin ta
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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
that. A bodie maunna haud it agin them. Bairns maun aye shaw mu
fower thorns tae fend hersel agin the warld. An I hae left her
owless thorns tae fend hersel agin the haill warld.’
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
The creenge agin uisin spoken or whiles, screi
mak tae the SAC. (No that A'm agin research, mind - the diction
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Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Agin the bitin win
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Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
kent weill at it wes geylies agin bestialmainners ti dwall on p
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
an gin it focht fur his sowl agin the corbie, ay, an won the fe
as like a cat rubbin itsel up agin a cheer wintin a dry lap tae
ed up abeen her heid, fechtin agin the win wi a weet sheet. Her
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ated bi solar panels, a bield agin the gurly gales o sizzens tha
i global warmin, a Noah's Ark agin tsunamis gin they sud swipe a
fyle fur auld fowk's ill-will agin Jed tae dee doon. They cudnae
Ower time the Septiles focht agin the Skreichmakkers, fur spikk
bi the Skreichmakkers fechtin agin the Septiles.
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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
ir luk tirned. The fermer wes agin the proponed
he cosie ruim at wes hiz fend agin the disconveniences o the has
gang awaw, bot ranced hissell agin the kerr an waatchit
“Thai uised sic cantrips agin Scotland ower this Ulster eff
rodds agin Scotch transport fur revengea
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McFarlane, Ishbel Maun we mak new wirds fir a chyngin warld?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
e yaisers o BSL, but A cam up agin a problem whan referin tae th
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McFarlane, Ishbel Time tae mairch oot o oor climate comfort zones, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
o malevolence, whan it’s up agin fowk trauchlin tae keep this
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Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
all through it was, hammerin agin the rocks: ruthless and dark
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MacMillan, Angus Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
‘Oor complaint is agin the east wun.’
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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Agin tha breesht.
Wha cud crusade agin whilk ban'
Mooth shut agin tha stoor.
He sweems agin tha watters bricht,
Agin thon Yin-Pairty State.
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Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
K thegither - an wha did sae agin ithers that ran purely on the
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Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ually unfairly. But that rins agin whit's meant tae be the princ
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Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
d, eh?" Aye, but this, yaince agin, means speirin fir the auld f
y fir mony a decade noo. Here agin, the ayebidin fecht atween wh
aa need tae learn - an learn agin-, aa o us, houivver little or
ae mak whit's improper proper agin. Insteid, Scots is aboot gitt
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Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
English players warkin wi, an agin, yin anither. These things ar
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ives. It needs sayin, time an agin, but the SNP arenae the indep
s tae despots, discrimination agin the neediest in oo, society,
s role in the racism directit agin Jrish immigrants weel intae t
ink o him, Johnnie Knox focht agin estaiblishit pouer in his tim
tae be repeatit, time an time agin bi the media wi the plain int
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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
th world she was tae get oot agin.
Efter a meenit she sterted agin. “A wunder if Ah’ll fa ri
sae Ahlice sin sterted gabbin agin. “Ah ken Dinah’ll miss iz
Dae cats eat bats? An noo an agin, “Dae bats eat cats?” cos
ow she was e’er tae get oot agin.
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Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
tside the kirk, weel wrapt up agin the waithur and wi the wind h
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
hail o Europe stelt thirsels agin this muckle tsunami o
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Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
but Sir William Wallace stuid agin him. Edward forgied the major
Scots nobility wha’d focht agin him sae sairly aa thae years.
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Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
o the Trotternish Ridge daurk agin the sky. An they saw these to
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Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
leared, an mony deiths ar pit agin Sellar’s name in the muckle
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
the curtains drawn thegither agin ony stravaigin ghaisties or b
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
d brocht in by the government agin the dearth o white flour. It
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Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
I’v been agin field sports aw ma days, an w
wi nae restrictions. But fowk agin it jalouse the true aim o the
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
er we war happit in nap coats agin the snell winds, but still th
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
y tae hae a wee bittie pit by agin the misfortune she wis shuir
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
een plenty o argiments for an agin it (especially fae Irn Bru fa
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
s noo seem owre keen tae vote agin it whan it cams afore Parliam
wis tae be a symbolic gesture agin bein let doon owre the fishin
2 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
gree in Chinese Studies, and, agin monie sage advices frae some
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
A want a comin thigither agin o aw they fine voices, a civi
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
erfect afore stoppin right up agin the jack oan the left haun si
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
hel oan tae an siccar. It’s agin tha laa fur oniebodie tae uis
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Solace, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Tae lay agin a waarm stane waa
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 116, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
daes bield citizens an groups agin abusive discrimination on rac
s haes pit forrit a complaint agin the French State tae the Euro
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
it for the resolution, 27 wis agin an 21 didna vote.
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
an nae a word agin ’im
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Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
He cam by agin. He stoppit richt aside ye. Y
It had startit tae rain agin.
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
nge an birsen. He faa’s tee agin e widden door, faachs his bro
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Agin sic a sinfu’ deed!
1 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
art erle o Moray led a rising agin his hauf-sister Queen Mary. M
rkcaldy speaks aboot blethers agin him an aboot the inbringin o
ither throu Ingland’s weirs agin Scotland’s pairtners in tre
blic opeenion in Scotland wis agin the Treaty, feart that Inglan
ots pairlament, threapin sair agin ony union wi Ingland. In the
8 matches

Sneddon, Alison Whit dae ye want “British vailues” tae mean?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
gful chynge for fowk an fecht agin poverty, inequality an injust
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
and reform, a stranger staund agin frackin an ither siclike issu
1 matches

Widmann, Thomas The State o Denmark, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
. The voters pits their cross agin a candidate staundin for a pa
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando “Blood Upon the Grass” – merk twa?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
renin bodies can mak a staund agin human richts abuses. It wis r
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Tae see oorsels as we see ithers, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
eady came thegither tae staun agin baith o thir laws, an this re
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
he aid o Scotland, nae ainlie agin an invasioun o Roman sodgers
but fechtin in an epic clash agin the Roman gode o war hissel,
ae lead the Scots tae victory agin the Nint Legion, forcin Jupit
3 matches

Neil, Gabriel The Green Pairty: Holyrood’s nixt opposition?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
furder tae the left. Time an agin ye see fowk wha arena votin f
the richt idea aboot staundin agin frackin, taxin the wealthy an
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Great Divide, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
t. Whan the public mood turns agin that establishment, it turns
that establishment, it turns agin Labour, an for Labour tae pul
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Ewen, Allan The Blin Man an the Man Wha Couldna See, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
an. He pulled his claes ticht agin the cauld. The air wis coorse
the clatter o Pictish spears agin Roman shields. Aiberdeen: oil
Shetland, the tune o the sea agin the ferries. A hail kintra wi
er i the lan. The sea skuffin agin the strand. Trees blumed. Oxy
4 matches

McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ependent govrenment tae staun agin austerity. We tynt that chanc
tae anti-austerity politics, agin Trident an agin the xenophobi
Trident an agin the xenophobic discoorse that
st hae a bloc that wull fecht agin the plunder o public assets a
4 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
inclusivity. It wisna a case agin onie fowk but aboot leavin an
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
his is the first ful poll (as agin Scottish subsamples o UK-wide
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
beautiful. An frae the fecht agin Fascism, an richt through the
haed i fack been cairriet oot agin American sodgers by the likes
aff fags, yaisin lethal force agin him whan he wis obviously nae
einute that this wis gaein on agin the Tatars. Whit wad the fowk
boot sic violence bein brocht agin a minority “ower there”?
5 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
fits cap, never tent the vote agin the bedroom tax an has a lang
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
isnae at the wur narra nebbit agin a bodie at dug wi tha tither
in tae haud whar a lad leeves agin him.
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
hon brench doon an naethin up agin tha wundae,” sayed Grace, g
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
It's agin this backgrund that thochts a
o 'institutionalised racism' agin Gaelic an Gaelic speakers, th
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
some lowsin o the restraints agin the uisin o Scots in public.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Or tae tak airms agin a sea o trauchles,
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
aboot fit why fowk are for or agin the idea o weemin the day rej
hiv tae fecht the sair fecht agin gender stereotypes sic as the
equality, we maun be fechtin agin warkplace sexism an the gende
3 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
d tae revolutionise the fecht agin period poverty. Oor governmen
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
aisin their canopy as defence agin the snell winds that skelp do
1 matches

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