Definitions

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  • noun A person engaged in a struggle.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἀγωνιστής ("a contestant in the public games"), from ἀγών (agón, "contest, struggle").

Examples

  • But wherever one may fall on the question of performance enhancers, there continues to be an unasked question: where do the owners fit into the anabolic agonistes?

    Bad Sports

  • But wherever one may fall on the question of performance enhancers, there continues to be an unasked question: where do the owners fit into the anabolic agonistes?

    Bad Sports

  • But wherever one may fall on the question of performance enhancers, there continues to be an unasked question: where do the owners fit into the anabolic agonistes?

    Bad Sports

  • But wherever one may fall on the question of performance enhancers, there continues to be an unasked question: where do the owners fit into the anabolic agonistes?

    Bad Sports

  • Sherman is a former reporter for the New York Observer who has shown he has sources inside the paper during two earlier episodes: the Judy Miller agonistes and James Risen's wiretapping story, where the "why now?" question was extremely important, since it involved the 2004 election.

    Jay Rosen: For the New York Times, as Well, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Risks

  • Of course agonistes had to ask:...what are your thoughts on yaoi?

    Mysterious new Injuries

  • Birkin was on the whole dim and indifferent, drifting along in a dim, easy flow, unnoticing and patient, since he came abroad, whilst Gerald on the other hand, was intense and gripped into white light, agonistes.

    Women in Love

  • Seconds later, the first man is having a stroke and the hose is squirting around; he writhes on the ground spraying in all directions, like Jupiter Pluvius agonistes.

    Slate Articles

  • Perhaps it is time for CUFI and other Christian Zionist allies of Israel to create a firestorm of adverse criticism on Capitol Hill against the Obama 'Israel agonistes' strategy.

    Israpundit

  • The Democrats, in their permanent role as agonistes in the long-running farce called "Democracy," just lie.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

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  • From the greek word agon which means a struggle, a competition, a contest. Derivatives are the words agonia (agony), sinagonismos (competition).

    December 25, 2006

  • Someone in the grip of inner conflict. (from Phrontistery)

    May 22, 2008