agon agon

Definition(s):

  • (n) a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

Usage(s):

  1. Bloom's view of literature as a ceaseless agon between challengers and titleholders is interesting and, in some instances, true.
  2. Much of the lands that you called home today belonged to the obrigional people not too long agon in historic sense.
  3. In fact, the Greek word for contest, agon, has become rather painful in English.

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  • - At the end of the board meeting, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones said: "In 2006, we succeeded in ensuring the smooth transition to a new Group management organisation. Under the dynamic leadership of Jean-Paul Agon, the year ended with a strong increase in...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Lindsay Owen-Jones Source: Companynewsgroup (Comunicado de prensa)

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