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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of yawn.


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  • Slippers and boots lay about; the portmanteau yawned wide open, with some soiled shirts on the top; a pair of trousers trailed from a chair on the floor.

    A Mummer's Wife

  • Scraps of his daily life lay scattered all over chairs and chests of drawers; his black portmanteau yawned wide-open like a coffin; his white linen was carefully laid on the top of his black suit, which showed slight traces of wear and tear at the knees and elbows.


  • HEMMER: They just kind of yawned at that yesterday, didn't they?

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2005

  • Some friends got me to see it, I kind of yawned at the suggestion of a foreign prison movie as it seems like a boring plot these days but - it came to remind me how something can be a whole different ballgame just by who shot it, how they shot it, and where they psychologically took the movie.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • I yawned and stretched my arms, avoiding his gray eyes and feeling a little self-conscious at having gravitated toward him in sleep.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Henri got to his feet, stretched his arms over his head, and yawned.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • When Zane awoke, he did so like any other human—scratched his chest, yawned, stretched.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Around sunrise, the wolf raised his head and yawned loudly.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • I yawned, stretching my arms above my head and trying to move my spine in a way that would get the nasty kinks out of it.

    Forever Lost

  • At first, Pearl had gone too, but Pearl yawned and squirmed and elbowed Jane to whisper, Would it be rude to leave early?



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