Adjective "agog" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Very eager or curious to hear or see something.
  1. 'Papa was agog with curiosity'
  2. 'Police circles are agog with discussions as to what the ‘confessional’ statement contains and why the police chief dismissed it as hearsay.'
  3. 'They create a sort of macabre excitement with each crazy new stunt, and I, for one, am agog to see Neil's latest media circus creation, which he this week described as ‘nonsense on stilts’.'
  4. 'Gilz and I sat open mouthed and agog for most of it.'
  5. 'Ballina is agog with excitement as it waits for the start this coming weekend of what is promised to be one of the best Festival and Arts Weeks ever in the North Mayo capital.'
  6. 'I even found the book in a bohemian bookstore called Malaprops in Asheville, N.C. where I stood agog for a solid forty five minutes before heading to the checkout counter.'
  7. 'Matt stood with his mouth open, agog at what he had just heard.'
  8. 'He appears agog and excited at the crowds attending his rallies.'
  9. 'I have discussed this since with many other people, nearly all of whom agree that they approached Uluru with a kind of fatigue and were left agog in a way they could not adequately explain.'
  10. '‘We were all agog and we thought school would never end,’ says Sylvester.'
  11. 'While newspapers provided some notably serious reporting, for the most part the TV news zone was predictably agog with glitz and sizzle.'


1. highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc. adverb

2. in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be agog over delays."

"somes can be agog at feats."

"people can be agog in/at/on afternoons."

"people can be agog with curiosities."

"people can be agog."

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Mid 16th century: from Old French en gogues, from en ‘in’ + the plural of gogue ‘fun’.