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agog

[uh-gog] /əˈgɒg/
adjective
1.
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
adverb
2.
in a state of eager desire; excitedly.
Origin of agog
1535-1545
1535-45; variant of on gog (in phrase set on gog rouse, stir up) < Middle French en gogues; see à gogo
Synonyms
1. awestruck, enthralled.

-agog

1.
variant of -agogue.
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  • But they cannot turn out artists; only people all agog to acquire titles, recognised positions, and privileges.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • He was agog with joy and eagerness to tell her the good news.

    Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • The secret had been carefully communicated to the other gangs, and the country was agog from one end to the other.

    Armageddon--2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan
  • For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest.

  • You remembered well enough when you came back all agog with the news.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • The Indian children are very quiet, but they are agog with interest.

    The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
  • Members were all agog to hear what the Government might have to say about the Peace-terms announced this morning.

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

    Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • The richness of the find surpassed anything ever before found and the whole country was agog.

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

    The Outcry Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for agog

agog

/əˈɡɒɡ/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Old French en gogues in merriments, origin unknown
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Contemporary definitions for agog
adverb

full of excitement or interest; eager, keen

Word Origin

Old French en gogues 'in mirth'

Usage Note

used with on, upon, for, with, about

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Word Origin and History for agog
adj., adv.

"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.

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