Tuesday , 23 July 2024

Agape meaning

Adjective: agape

Pronunciation: (u’geyp)

Agape meaning: With the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe.

Synonyms: gaping, open

Noun: agape

Pronunciation: (u’gaa-pey)


  1. Selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications( especially love that is spiritual nature).
  2. A religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship. Synonym: love feast

agape meaning

Quotations: Robert Christgau – The third cut of it is so horrendous; I thought I couldn’t ignore her any longer. I just sat there, agape. It was a song about how stupid her boyfriend is, and how she liked him because he is stupid. I couldn’t believe.

Stephen Kendrick – There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.

Peter Kreeft – This is the secret of life: the self lives only by dying, finds its identity and its happiness only by self-forgetfulness, self-giving, self-sacrifice, and agape love.

Celso Cukierkorn – In the English language, we have one word for love, which translates into our sexual drive. The ancient Greeks had more than one word for it, including the word agape. It means to compromise or sacrifice, and it’s a kind of love I’ve seen in all couples who have gotten married and stayed married. It is my opinion that this kind of love determines the entire success of your married life, and to an extent, it’s a good part of your financial life too. Reaching a financial goal always takes a little bit of sacrifice, and would be impossible to do on your own. Once you and your spouse realize that mutual sacrifice is a healthy part of your marriage, you are well on your way to achieving harmony in planning for your finances together.

Stephen Fry – The concept that really gets the goat of the gay-hater, the idea that really spins their melon and sickens their stomachs is that most terrible and terrifying of all human notions, love. That one can love another of the same gender that is what the homophobe really cannot stand. Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the world’s full octave. Love as Agape, love as infatuation, obsession and lust; love as torture, euphoria, ecstasy and oblivion this is beginning to read like a Calvin Klein perfume catalogue; love as need, passion and desire.

Sample sentences:

  1. 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.
  2. We do not measure the value of a person by their outward appearance, rank, or creed, rather by the sum of the agape in their heart. Your value in the cosmos is greater than precious metals or jewels, humans have to potential to take us all into a period of great enlightenment, or to our ruin. The choice is yours.
  3. Agape is total love. It is the love that consumes the person who experiences it. Whoever knows and experiences agape learns that nothing else in the world is important.
  4. I am blessed and being blessed is something more than just having something. It is a state of mind in which the good of the world is illuminated, it’s understood. It is as if one is vouchsafed a vision of some sort, a vision of love, of agape, of the essential value of each and every living thing.
  5. Romance is like a white horse, strong, beautiful and large. When agape love and romance merge that horse get’s it’s wings and becomes a Pegasus. Both horse and Pegasus can go far but only the Pegasus is immortal, can soar beyond the stars thus true love is born.
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