Synonyms for agape
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGAPE
Every eye was on her, and in the wide circle around every mouth was agape.
Around this tomb we shall hold the 'Agape' upon the anniversary of his birthday.
The poor man stared at me in silence, agape with perplexity.
She led the way as she spoke, and the country people followed her, all agape.
Then he went his way, leaving Wellington red, agape and perplexed.
He looked at me all agape, as if he had been half strangled.
If Mr Western could have seen him and his earnestness, he would have been agape with amazement.
She looked at her father through her tears, at her father, whose face was agape!
His mouth was agape with distress, his loud-checked bowtie askew.
At last Farfrae's man, who had been agape on the doorstep, came up; then the cook.
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").
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AGAPE
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