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agape 1

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡeɪp/

adjective

[predicative]
(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.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from a-2 'on' + gape.

Words that rhyme with agape

canapé

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agape 2 Line breaks: agape
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡəpi/

noun

[mass noun] Theology
1Christian love, as distinct from erotic love or simple affection.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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!

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek agapē 'brotherly love'.

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