(Of a person’s mouth) wide open in surprise or wonder: Downes listened, mouth agape with incredulity
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- Nero's mouth is slightly agape and odd, gurgling noises come from within.
- In a sudden burst she sat down and gazed at the teacher whose mouth was now agape with shock.
- And they both just stood here with their mouths agape and wondering what had made the bucket spin like that.
noun[mass noun] Theology
1Christian love, as distinct from erotic love or simple affection.
- The ancient Greeks made the distinction between eros and agape.
- Jesus' new commandment is that his followers practice love, agape.
- Lewis Ayres says that the distinction between eros and agape does not work for Augustine.
1.1 [count noun] A communal meal held in Christian fellowship.
- There were songs sang to emphasise the sad mood, then we journeyed on to my grandfather's house for the agape, which is a funeral luncheon.
- This ritual blessing of bread and wine was usually performed within the context of a meal called the agape.
- What a privilege to break the fast with an agape meal a love feast!
Early 17th century: from Greek agapē 'brotherly love'.
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