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See also: -agog
- In eager desire, eager, astir.
- (chiefly of eyes) Wide open.
- 1860, John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Two-Headed Snake of Newbury”, in Home Ballads:
- Cotton Mather came galloping down
All the way to Newbury town,
With his eyes agog and his ears set wide,
And his marvellous inkhorn at his side;
- 1894, Ford Madox Ford, The queen who flew: a fairy tale, page 41:
- . . . and did not move even when the frogs crept out of the water and listened, with their gold-rimmed eyes all agog, and their yellow throats palpitating.
in eager desire
- In a state of high anticipation, excitement, or interest.
- 2000, Charles Baxter, chapter 3, in The Feast of Love, page 29:
- Whenever they managed to steal a peak at what he was doing, the other girls were agog that he loved me so much.
in a state of high anticipation