By the end, there was much talk around the White House about the respectful, if yawning, gap between Bush and Cheney.
When Hebron makes it to the media the yawning gap between Hebron and Tel Aviv is bridged for a minute or two.
The insane, obscene, yawning difference between the pay of workers and bosses has long been used as a cudgel by labor groups.
But if the base stays home, yawning at the television, then he loses big time.
Inching towards the opposing positions will never bridge the yawning chasm between them.
They lengthened more, and more, till the starry, shimmering form was swaying above a yawning abyss.
"Don't do that: it would take too long," he replied, yawning again.
Borg, looking like a yawning horse, gulped down another glass of punch.
This was the entrance into a square room, dark and yawning as a cavern.
Once he stopped, while a stone which had crumbled from under his tread went crashing through the bushes and into the yawning gulf.
c.1300, yenen, yonen, from Old English ginian, gionian "open the mouth wide, gape," from Proto-Germanic *gin- (cf. Old Norse gina "to yawn," Dutch geeuwen, Old High German ginen, German gähnen "to yawn"), from PIE *ghai- "to yawn, gape" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zijajo "to gape," Lithuanian zioju, Czech zivati "to yawn," Greek khainein, Latin hiare "to yawn, gape," Sanskrit vijihite "to gape, be ajar"). Related: Yawned; yawning.
"act of yawning," 1690s, from yawn (v.). Meaning "boring thing" is attested from 1889.
v. yawned, yawn·ing, yawns
To open the mouth wide with a deep inhalation, usually involuntarily from drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom. n.
The act of yawning.
: The kid was yarfing at me, I mean, Pete was whining and complaining about the shift. Kid complained a lot, ma'am (1990s+)