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.