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/ag·o·nis·tic/ (ag″ŏ-nis´tik) pertaining to a struggle or competition; as an agonistic muscle, counteracted by an antagonistic muscle.


(ăg′ə-nĭs′tĭk) also


Of or relating to an agonist.

ag′o·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.


Anatomy Referring to a muscle with an activity similar to the index muscle.
Pharmacology Referring to an agonist (drug).
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Childe Roland" could as easily be read agonistically with Keats's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" or any number of Coleridge poems from "Kubla Khan" to "Christabel.
Moreover, Foucault's understanding of history, like Hyppolite's, must be considered as having been shaped, however negatively, however agonistically, by Hegel's reflections on history.
She does so by concentrating on that generic moment in which questions of belief are most agonistically posed, the moment of conversion to some practice of belief, a moment that marks the convert as someone as capable of dissent as of assent and thus as someone engaged in practices of cultural criticism, knowledge production, and self-fashioning.
Invoking "an ethical constellation of diverse solicitations that are agonistically juxtaposed" (p.
The title, "Borges and I," refers secondly to Bidart, too, and is suggestive of where Bidart parts way with Eliot or Harold Bloom in his view of tradition; he doesn't agonize agonistically, but in the good company of others - lovers, artists, the dead.
35) Elsewhere in the South, though less elaborately and agonistically, the slaves also took satirical jabs at their masters, simultaneously mocked and challenged the structure of plantation authority, transgressed the customary spatial boundaries of slave life and enacted rites of reciprocity rather than submission.
The proper response to "the real diversity of historic practices, often agonistically constituted, of which subordination, exclusion, and closure of options are .
As Shands stresses, "[n]ever neutral, Piercy's narrative agonistically sides with the disadvantaged, oppressed or exploited" and "[h]er prose belongs to the didactic insofar as it wishes to engage and to exhort to action" (13).
For Adolphe's primary desire is at least androgynous, which explains why, as we saw in the preface, men constitute and preserve their gender difference agonistically against the feminine "but by dealing a death blow to a portion of their [own] souls" (p.
Our histories and cultures have always been deeply, even if agonistically, intertwined.
Hence Westerners are endlessly in conflict, developing an unending succession of alternative positions, agonizingly and agonistically.