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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGOG

"Nobody but you and me," Burke declared, all agog with anticipation of victory at last.

They tell me that my Shakespearian ideas will set New York agog.

He was agog with joy and eagerness to tell her the good news.

The Newburys were agog with excitement over the Governor's picnic.

For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest.

Latrobe is all agog with excitement over the great disaster.

The Indian children are very quiet, but they are agog with interest.

Ere long the city was agog with speculation respecting the coming ball.

Stingaree had crossed the Murray, and all Victoria was agog with the news.

Because the fellow's so agog that he doesn't know what he says!

WORD ORIGIN

"in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing" [Johnson], c.1400, perhaps from Old French en gogues "in jest, good humor, joyfulness," from gogue "fun," of unknown origin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AGOG

aghast

adjectivehorrified; very surprised
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.