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  • She stared at him, mouth agape.
  • The dogs gathered around it, rearing as it turned its blunt head, jaws agape and hissing.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Even Newt stood mouth agape.   (source)
  • Dumbledore's glasses were askew, his mouth agape, his eyes closed.   (source)
  • She saw very old, infirm people with their mouths agape; although they were, at best, only partially alert, they gave their stuporous attention to images that my grandmother described as "too surpassing in banality to recall."   (source)
  • The docent was on them again, staring at the folio, mouth agape.   (source)
  • Vogel stood with his mouth agape as a shocked expression swept across his face.   (source)
  • She stares at the fallen Sentinels, jaw agape.   (source)
  • His mouth was slightly agape, as if he were surprised, and his eyes were wide open, but he didn't appear to see them.   (source)
  • But there was nothing built atop it, just the hole cut into the earth like a dead mouth agape, tangles of briars and waist-high grass growing up all around.   (source)
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  • She stared at him, mouth agape, as those words gradually seeped into her brain.   (source)
    agape = open from surprise
  • We passed countless people standing in the streets like statues, their toes bare on the stones, nightclothes blowing in the unnatural breeze, mouths agape.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Danforth stands agape.   (source)
    agape = with mouth open from surprise
  • He's looking at me with his mouth slightly agape.   (source)
    agape = open
  • He scrubbed vigorously as a brown dye floated off Brom's palm, then stopped, his mouth agape with amazement.   (source)
  • The other students aren't sure how to respond and most of them are still staring when I take my seat between a redheaded girl with freckles and an overweight guy who looks at me with his mouth agape.   (source)
  • Mae shook the doctor's hand, mouth agape.   (source)
  • And he listened, mouth agape, bones chilled.   (source)
  • Men, women, and children all watched it with mouths agape, eyes wide, their cheers stuck in their throats.   (source)
  • Kim had looked at me, her mouth agape, like I'd just told her I planned on sautéing up a platter of slugs for dinner.   (source)
    agape = open from surprise
  • Go's car, the Elliotts standing with jaws agape, on the platform, left behind, save yourselves.   (source)
    agape = open
  • He lay in the partially reclined hospital bed, his mouth agape, his cheeks hollow, IV lines snaking out of his arm.   (source)
  • Her mouth was agape, her raisin eyes hollow.   (source)
  • And he stands there agape, his body gone slack in a comic dumbness that's pervaded with danger.   (source)
    agape = with mouth open from surprise
  • A great loathsome brown rat he held, its feet poised, its mouth agape, its great curved tail frozen in the air.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Those same children who had visited us the last few days gathered around our quilt, their mouths agape as they watched Beautiful Moon's neck, tongue, eyelids, and hands swell.   (source)
  • He stared at her, mouth agape.   (source)
  • They were blackened and caved, mouths agape, eyes boiled shut, melted and pooled together in the gutter like some hydra-headed horror.   (source)
  • My mouth was agape, and my brain was frantically trying to process which statement to respond to first-   (source)
  • The man hesitated, mouth agape, probably appalled that he'd so easily lost his weapon.   (source)
  • The six of them stood with their mouths agape in the lobby of the Gran Hotel Ancira.   (source)
  • Trueblood's mouth fell agape, his eyes widened and filled with moisture as he took the bill between trembling fingers.   (source)
  • Aristocratic mouth agape, his pipe in midair in front of his chest, the director spoke.   (source)
  • Blomkvist stood paralyzed, his mouth agape, when the attacker suddenly dashed after Salander.   (source)
  • David nodded; his mouth was agape with shock.   (source)
  • Miss Love raised her head and stared up at Grandpa, mouth agape.   (source)
  • She spat at Jace, and her spit was a black flame that hit the ground and became a snake that wiggled toward him, its jaws agape.   (source)
  • I thought, too, that he was mocking me with his mouth, which lay slack, agape.   (source)
  • Their mouths already agape at the unprecedented feat, some fell to their knees when Aegis-fang suddenly reappeared in the young king's hands.   (source)
    agape = open from surprise
  • Ralph, jaw agape, laughed.   (source)
    agape = open
  • She waits, watches, mouth agape, receptive, lips quivering.   (source)
  • The camera clicks Unnoticed, the barefoot HOWARD has stuck his head, mouth agape, into the picture.   (source)
  • In the foreground lay a marvelous confusion of steel rails, and in the midst of them, on a vast cinder-covered plain, the great brick roundhouse with its doors agape, revealing the snouts of locomotives undergoing surgery within.   (source)
  • They looked at me incredulously, jaws agape, as if I had asked them to draw a picture of horse genitals.   (source)
  • In the darkness, how to move?--with death's ten thousand jaws agape, and waiting in the darkness.   (source)
  • Sara lay on her back with her mouth agape, silent, but not asleep.   (source)
  • "Pearls!" he repeated, agape.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • It was plain that the breaches must remain agape.   (source)
    agape = open
  • He was now daily in contact with a type of youth who, because of his larger experience with the world and with the luxuries and vices of such a life as this, had already been inducted into certain forms of libertinism and vice even which up to this time were entirely foreign to Clyde's knowledge and set him agape with wonder and at first with even a timorous distaste.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • Shrieks rang out—everywhere, nothing but eyes squeezed tight, mouths agape, and twisted torsos.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Now, for some space the revellers stood agape, unable to understand all that had been done in such haste.   (source)
    agape = with mouths open
  • As I stood agape, I saw a little red spark go drifting across a gap of starlight between the branches, and vanish.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • His mouth was agape in yokel fashion.   (source)
    agape = open
  • With throats unslaked, with black lips baked,
    Agape they heard me call:
    Gramercy! they for joy did grin,
    And all at once their breath drew in,
    As they were drinking all.   (source)
    agape = with mouths open
  • At last Farfrae's man, who had been agape on the doorstep, came up; then the cook.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • When the nostril shall be distended, the mouth agape, the eyes fixed and bloodshot;   (source)
    agape = open
  • Shock ran through him, and his good legs failed, so that he stood agape.   (source)
  • She is transfixed-with all the girls, she is whimpering open-mouthed, agape at the ceiling.   (source)
    agape = with mouth open from surprise
  • Utterly agape, he read the four lines again, clockwise in sequence: top, right, bottom, left.   (source)
  • More often than not, her sisters could be seen standing beside her, their mouths agape.   (source)
    agape = open
  • She regarded them in shocked silence, mouth agape, eyes wide with disbelief.   (source)
  • The children lay spellbound, every mouth agape.   (source)
  • "But … but why didn't you let him?" asked Max, mouth agape.   (source)
  • I felt like I spent most of our time together staring at Patch, mouth agape.   (source)
    agape = open from surprise
  • Mr. McDaniels stopped, his mouth agape as he stared up at his son.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Mrs. Menlo had recognized her son and was staring up at him, her mouth agape.   (source)
  • Essay stood in front of him, gaze resolute, mouth agape, eyes glinting and mischievous, as if waiting to see his reaction from that distant night.   (source)
  • Mr. Fish's face, and Dan's face, too—both of these sophisticates of amateur theater were mouths-agape in admiration, for here was a stage presence that could overcome not only amateurism but the common cold; Owen had overcome error and bad acting and deviation from the script.   (source)
  • His father braced himself and then saw, in slow motion, the policeman crumpling up, mouth agape, eyes bulging from their sockets.   (source)
  • I know my mouth is agape and my eyes are wide, but I'm relieved that hope isn't a tangible thing, because everyone around me would see mine crumbling.   (source)
  • He couldn't separate it from the image of his father lying on the kennel floor, mouth agape, and that final exhalation Edgar had pressed from his body.   (source)
  • But what astonishes them, what makes them stand with jaws agape, is this: near the peak, a dozen roofing boards have detached from the rafters and curled back in long, crazy-looking hoops that stop just short of making a circle.   (source)
  • She looked at him, blinking, then turned and bounded into the pale light, shadow out of shadow, a thing created mid-leap, her ears pricked forward, eyes wide, jaw agape, for the very first time wolflike to Edgar's eyes.   (source)
  • They spent an hour touring the garden and the house with their mouths agape, and as I stood near the stairs in the living room, Jane moved close and stood next to me, beaming.   (source)
  • I go past them and deeper and I'm terrified of what I might see, a limp figure floating in the mid-level, the mouth agape, eyes unfixed and cold.   (source)
  • Ralph stared, handbag agape.   (source)
  • I'll admit that there's a cluttered extravagance to the house that some might find claustrophobic—the journalist who came to the house wandered from room to room with her mouth agape—but my home is clean.   (source)
  • Captain Ono wiped his hands with the etherizing rag, and the cobbler, solemnly agape, was carted away.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • Max slid David's bowl of oatmeal safely out of harm's way while his roommate continued snoring, his mouth agape.   (source)
    agape = open
  • In front of a hand-held mirror in my bedroom I tried the whole range of expressions: mouth agape and eyes wide; hands slapped firmly against both cheeks to keep the jaw from falling off; ear-to-ear grin with all teeth fully exposed while hugging the torso with both arms.   (source)
  • He flung himself on his back, stretched out one arm, his hand on his heart and his mouth agape, as he did when he played dead in battle.   (source)
  • The board members sat like old Buddhas with their hands resting on ponderous potbellies; their mouths agape with disbelief or incredulity.   (source)
  • I removed the receiver from my ear and turned to Sophie, who, with mouth agape, had clearly divined what it was that Nathan had been raging about.   (source)
  • Arm straight before him, he extended toward her dear face his fish-still shining a little, held up by its tail, its eye and its mouth as agape as any big fish's.   (source)
  • Now Wang Lung could not at first grasp what she said thus whispering and he leaned forward with his mouth agape and he said, "What, woman?"   (source)
  • He grinned widely at them all as they sat about the table at their early morning meal, and Wang Lung sat agape, for he had forgotten that his uncle lived and it was like a dead man returning to see him.   (source)
    agape = with open mouth
  • And then she went to the table and took his bowl of tea and felt of it and spilled the cool tea on the brick floor and filled the bowl again from the hot pot, and as she came she went, silent, and left him sitting there agape.   (source)
    agape = with mouth open from surprise
  • The guests, though still agape with astonishment, pledged their resuscitated landlord, who thus proceeded in his story:   (source)
    agape = with mouths open
  • The Jew sat with his mouth agape, and his eyes fixed on the savage baron with such earnestness of terror, that his frame seemed literally to shrink together, and to diminish in size while encountering the fierce Norman's fixed and baleful gaze.   (source)
    agape = open
  • Dougal's two teenaged daughters were listening raptly, mouths slightly agape.   (source)
  • The English soldier, balance recovered, was staring at me with his mouth agape, but I could feel my precious moment of surprise already slipping away.   (source)
  • At the moment, though, the Captain's customary poise had deserted him, and he stood in the doorway with his jaw agape, looking not unlike the man who accompanied him.   (source)
  • More solemn than the tedious pomp that waits
    On princes, when their rich retinue long
    Of horses led, and grooms besmeared with gold, Dazzles the crowd, and sets them all agape.   (source)
    agape = with mouths open
  • Don Quixote was thunderstruck, Sancho astounded, the cousin staggered, the page astonished, the man from the braying town agape, the landlord in perplexity, and, in short, everyone amazed at the words of the puppet-showman, who went on to say, "And thou, worthy Sancho Panza, the best squire and squire to the best knight in the world!"   (source)
    agape = with mouth open from surprise
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  • Agape love endures forever.
  • I mean all the forms of love, eros, agape, libido, philia, and ecstasy.   (source)
  • This was what their agape had come to.   (source)
  • Why is Frankincense such a good name, Agape?   (source)
  • "Agape" I had been renamed, because we all had to give each other new names for the retreat.   (source)
  • You were supposed to wear your new "reborn" name on a tag all weekend; I'd hear "Agape" and I wouldn't even turn around until tapped on the shoulder.   (source)
  • Agape?   (source)
  • Agape?   (source)
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  • Agape smiled.   (source)
    Agape = a female name
  • "Excuse me," he said to Agape as he turned and leaned across his father.   (source)
  • Eugenides laughed outright, and Agape's grave expression gave way to a smile.   (source)
  • "They're afraid you might snap at anyone else," Agape answered with a serious expression.   (source)
  • "You are in a dreadful mood," Agape said.   (source)
  • If she had been a matchmaker, he would have been home, properly married to Agape.   (source)
  • Agape's grandfather was mine's half brother, I think.   (source)
  • "Yes," said Eugenides, turning back to Agape, "a dreadful mood."   (source)
  • Agape's much more closely related to the queen than to me, and she is very much like her.   (source)
  • "Being drunk is much better," Agape agreed.   (source)
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  • "Poor Agape," Eugenides said wistfully.   (source)
  • "Yes," said Agape, still very serious.   (source)
  • Agape had sung the year before and said she would sing again, spending the next few weeks in seclusion in the temple grounds while she practiced.   (source)
  • Agape, I think you are trespassing.   (source)
  • Agape is the daughter of the queen's mother's sister, and I am related to the queen through my father, who is her father's brother.   (source)
  • The queen was too far away to hear what he said as he sat down, but Agape answered, and they seemed to get on well.   (source)
  • Later, from the head of the table, Eddis watched Eugenides take his place with his father to one side of him and Agape, the youngest daughter of the baron Phoros, on the other.   (source)
  • The others had allowed a certain shrewishness of character to distort their good looks, but Agape was a great favorite at the court for her kindness and her wit.   (source)
  • Agape, the queen's cousin.   (source)
  • "Agape," he said.   (source)
  • Agape asked.   (source)
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