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But I could not speak; I could only gape, choking and giddy.

The gape of his enormous jaws was nearly as wide as the gateway of the king's palace.

The Duke sank back in his chair to gape at his impetuous cousin.

At that instant the whole of the heavens seemed to split and gape open.

They gape round him while he twangs and screeches, the wind-bag!

People came all the way from Sicyonia and Tyre to gape at it.

So they were forst to selle of some of their provissions to stop this gape, which was some 3.

"You must be tired, Marian," I said to my fair companion, as I heard her gape.

He had no mind to wear his heart upon his sleeve for this idle crowd to gape at.

Bill had stopped midway in scratching his head to gape at Claire.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth, gape," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch gapen, German gaffen "to gape, stare," Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from PIE *ghai- (see gap). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, from 1530s.

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