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synonyms for yawning

  • divide
  • doze
  • drowse
  • expand
  • gap
  • gape
  • give
  • nap
  • part
  • sleep
  • snooze
  • spread
  • yaw
  • yawp
  • fatigue catch flies
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antonyms for yawning

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  • close
  • collect
  • conceal
  • connect
  • gather
  • hold
  • join
  • keep
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How to use yawning in a sentence

In lions, contagious yawning might be important for maintaining social cohesion, Palagi says.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
I think as time continues, we’ll find that the contagious yawning is more common among some of these highly social species.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
On one hand is the yawning gulf of social catastrophe represented by socialism.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
He stood up bravely and marched along, yawning, while his big brother and sister almost swung him between them.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The path leading to it is over a small ledge of rock, skirted on each side by a yawning abyss.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
It seemed to him as though he were standing on a precipice, while beneath him were yawning depths of darkness.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Gilbert uttered an outcry in astonishment and quickly drew back, for this sleepy and yawning girl was Nicole.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Those who were left unhurt sprang through the yawning wall out into the garden.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Point a pitying finger to the yawning abyss of shame, ruin, and despair that even now perhaps is being cleft under his feet.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO YAWNING

  • ajar
  • astonished
  • awestruck
  • confounded
  • open
  • overwhelmed
  • shocked
  • staring
  • yawning
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