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Agape

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Aga'pe. adv. [from a and gape.] Staring with eagerness; as, a bird gapes for meat.

                In himself was all his state;
More solemn than the tedious pomp that waits
On princes, when their rich retinue long
Of horses led, and grooms besmear'd with gold,
Dazzles the crowd, and sets them all agape.
Paradise Lost.

Dazzle the crowd, and set them all agape. Philips.

The whole crowd stood agape, and ready to take the doctor at his word. Spectator, № 572.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Not Transcribed Yet (500) · Pearce, Zachary (2) · Philips, John (42) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Agape." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 29, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21408.


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