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  • a  of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
  • s  striving to overcome in argument
    a dialectical and agonistic approach
  • s  struggling for effect
    agonistic poses

  • In the pre-pollution era, agonistic Teddy Roosevelt would no doubt have Australian-crawled to the wooded island in the Potomac that now bears his name.
  • Or at best it is the remark of someone who simply does not understand the agonistic struggle that is an integral part of the competitive sports experience.
  • No longer do the words contemporary music mean two hours of agonistic screaming and clangorous orchestral Klangfarbenmelodie.

  • Silvio Berlusconi in
    The atmosphere of the team and in the dressing room was different, there wasn't that agonistic push which is normal for a final and this was evident in the first half,commented Berlusconi to the microphones of Rai at the end of the game....

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