Synonyms for agape

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-geyp, uh-gap
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgeɪp, əˈgæp

Définition of agape

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Greek agape "brotherly love, charity," from agapan "greet with affection, love," of unknown origin. Agape was used by early Christians for their "love feast" held in connection with the Lord's Supper. In modern use, often in simpler sense of "Christian love" (1856, frequently opposed to eros as "carnal or sensual love").
  • adv amazed
Example sentences :
  • Every eye was on her, and in the wide circle around every mouth was agape.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • Around this tomb we shall hold the 'Agape' upon the anniversary of his birthday.
  • Extract from : « The Martyr of the Catacombs » by Anonymous
  • The poor man stared at me in silence, agape with perplexity.
  • Extract from : « Overdue » by Harry Collingwood
  • She led the way as she spoke, and the country people followed her, all agape.
  • Extract from : « The Beth Book » by Sarah Grand
  • Then he went his way, leaving Wellington red, agape and perplexed.
  • Extract from : « Excuse Me! » by Rupert Hughes
  • He looked at me all agape, as if he had been half strangled.
  • Extract from : « Tom Cringle's Log » by Michael Scott
  • If Mr Western could have seen him and his earnestness, he would have been agape with amazement.
  • Extract from : « A Gallant Grenadier » by F.S. Brereton
  • She looked at her father through her tears, at her father, whose face was agape!
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of a Fool » by William Allen White
  • His mouth was agape with distress, his loud-checked bowtie askew.
  • Extract from : « "To Invade New York...." » by Irwin Lewis
  • At last Farfrae's man, who had been agape on the doorstep, came up; then the cook.
  • Extract from : « The Mayor of Casterbridge » by Thomas Hardy

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