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Related to agonally: agonal gasp, Agonal Respirations


Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.


relating to agony, esp before death


(ˈæg ə nl)

of, pertaining to, or symptomatic of agony, esp. paroxysmal distress, as the death throes.
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Adj.1.agonal - pertaining to or associated with agony (especially death agonies)agonal - pertaining to or associated with agony (especially death agonies)


adj agónico
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3) This being the case, I do not attempt to reconcile the differences between the two theorists or integrate their democratic visions; rather, believing that (and showing) the tensions between them to be irresolvable but fruitful and educative, I treat both theorists agonally to highlight some of the limits, strains, a nd possibilities of contemporary Third World democratic politics.
On the other hand, heeding Mouffe, I treat the areas of disagreement between the two agonally.
That is why engaging with both theorists agonally, rather than championing one or the other, is more fruitful, for it helps tease out the tensions in Third World democratic politics between such issues as consensus and difference, pluralism and justice, universalism and particularity.