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A recent Pew Poll graphically likewise portrays the stark national divide, and the granular differences are gaping.

Remarkably, Americans have not risen in revolt against this gaping inequality.

Pretty much everyone else agrees gaping inequality is a massive problem in the world and that something has to be done about it.

A taxidermic bear stands almost six feet tall on his hind legs with his mouth gaping in a never-ending silent roar.

The sea has ripped through sections, leaving gaping holes that plunge to the water below.

The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.

She had looked into the kitchen and saw the dishes in the sink and the gaping stove hearth, and shook her head.

He glanced sharply at Ward, who stood gaping in astonishment, then back at the doctor.

It stood upon the floor, a metal cylinder a hundred feet in length, whose blunt ends showed dark openings of gaping ports.

"That is what Mr. Wilding has done me the honour to propose," Ruth answered bitterly, and left them gaping.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gaping, such as: cavernous, vast, yawning, broad, chasmal, and great.

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