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We set to work with might and main.
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Sentence #22843

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We set to work with might and main.

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我々は全力をつくして仕事に取り掛かった。
我々[ワレワレ] は[ハ] 全力[ゼンリョク] を[ヲ] つくし[ツクシ] て[テ] 仕事[シゴト] に[ニ] 取り掛かっ[トリカカッ] た[タ] 。[。]

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  1. Nov 24th 2012, 14:13
    "Might and main" is both adverb and noun. It's an adverb in "We set to work might and main." Melville uses it this way. It's also a cliché, and would find its most typical use as a noun in "We set to work with all our might and main."

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