[ US /əˈɡeɪp/ ]
  1. (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  2. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
  3. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
  1. with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
    with mouth agape
    we stood there agape with wonder
    the gaping audience
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How To Use agape In A Sentence

  • We followed him into the house, trying not to look too much like tourists with our mouths agape.
  • He may, notwithstanding, as has been recently shown in the famous Agapemone case, keep her under restraint, to prevent her leaving him, provided this be effected without cruelty. The Book of Household Management
  • we stood there agape with wonder
  • What a privilege to break the fast with an agape meal… a love feast!
  • Jesus' new commandment is that his followers practice love, agape.
  • Agape laid in d' Armano's arms, uncaring of the surroundings, his bare feet falling down into my lap.
  • At the NYFF press screening, mouths were agape, eyes entranced during this sequence – and with good reason, as it's fun, end-of-the-world-movie stuff: the slo-mo planetary crash also evokes a pupilary explosion, making for a macro-micro meditation, as well as a kind of update to Michael Vazquez: 2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)
  • Christ is agape; self - giving, nonresistant love.
  • Like most other things, the "Agapemone" wickedness, which has recently disgusted all decent people, does not appear to be a new thing by any means. Notes and Queries, Number 32, June 8, 1850
  • So you've got to get an enormous charge out of watching the audience with their mouths agape.
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