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Yawning Definition

(adjective)

Definitions

(of an opening or space) very large and wide


Examples

the yawning entrance of the cave

my headlights picked out what seemed to be a yawning chasm in the middle of the bridge

the yawning gap between rich and poor

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(noun)

Definitions

the reflex action of opening the mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom


Examples

yawning is so contagious that we only need to read about it to want to yawn ourselves

(verb)

Definitions

involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom


Examples

he began yawning and looking at his watch

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(verb)

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(of an opening or space) be very large and wide


Examples

she started inching back from the abyss that yawned before her

the whole empty day yawned before me

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