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 (ăg′ə-nĭs′tĭk) also ag·o·nis·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to an agonist.
2. Striving to overcome in argument; combative: "In the far more consequential world of business and finance ... pretensions of youthful vigor and agonistic prowess reign supreme" (Theodore Roszack).
3. Of or relating to contests, originally those of the ancient Greeks.
4. Of or relating to behavior associated with conflict between one animal and another.

ag′o·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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in an agonistic manner
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2010) and that BPA and BPAF have acted agonistically and antagonistically on ERs and ER downstream functionality (Pelch et al.
Mutual- and self-assessment are ways animals evaluate conspecifics within a population; this influences an animal's behavior as it encounters conspecifics agonistically. Theoretical models examined assessment and aggression within populations in relation to resource value, however, empirical evidence is required.
Finally, such measures may go some way to allowing ethnic groups to speak across difference agonistically, in ways that do not necessitate an engagement with, or construction of, overarching norms of mediated conduct but allow for unique histories, identities, emotions, and passions to emerge, not through an attempt to find agreement but through a recognition that disagreement need not lead to conflict and can, in fact, lead to understanding.
They "go freely to their deaths because they will not desist from proclaiming the Gospel, the Good News, from telling what Jesus did and said, what he means to them." (120) They agonistically differentiate good from sin and darkness: "Like Jesus, the martyr, male or female, is a nonviolent agonistic figure, struggling to stand upright in obedient love against attack." (121) They prove themselves as individuals, for it is primarily within themselves that they must decide whether or not to be faithful, and they earn exterior rewards.
In this way, the ethnographer is not so different from those (with) whom s/he tries to understand: Both are engaged agonistically and refiexively in parsing out just how things fit together (Faubion et al.
Gentleman [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: this valorizing term should always sound positive, but note how it appears paired agonistically with killers/murderers in 1.7-8; V.
Marvell's speaker engages with the voices fashioned by Herbert both sympathetically and agonistically. The second phase of 'The Coronet' in fact concludes by mingling self-humiliation and confession with self-assertion.
1 contains synergistically influencing variables (dark color bars) and agonistically influencing variables (blank bars) [12].
Yet while we have often read the poem as a Platonic denigration of poets as merely bad imitators, "Art" goes on "To mimic" the storm, suggesting that the artist's imitation of nature is at best ambivalent, and that the two creators agonistically tease one another.
then ask how much diversity it can tolerate' but can adopt a political life which is 'dialogically and agonistically constituted' (Sandercock 2006: 49).
Do these macroeconomic philosophies actually represent two agonistically opposed policy positions, or, like the debate surrounding political representation in the mid-nineteenth century, do these positions merely reflect two different instantiations of today's dominant cartography of power?
Do we therefore have to conclude, contrary to what was just said, that Stiegler does have a notion of fundamental antagonism (tamed ontically or agonistically by means of law and 'tertiary retention')?