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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Definitions for agog

  1. highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
  2. in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

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Citations for agog
She was as adventurous, as imaginative, as agog to see the world as he was. But she was not sent to school. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, 1929
I have to say that if Margaux brings something to the competition that she's embarrassed about, a painting that she is really, truly ashamed of, or one that is actually bad--I will be agog. Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?, 2012
Origin of agog
Agog may come from the Middle French en gogues meaning "in jest." It entered English in the mid-1400s.