The NRA forces lawmakers to gut a proposed law, leaving it with gaping loopholes.
An officer on horseback screamed as the bullet tore a gaping wound in his leg.
Remarkably, Americans have not risen in revolt against this gaping inequality.
Yesterday the shots were of the gaping hole in the fourth floor apartment that cost three Israelis their lives.
The dolls, with their gaping mouths, are symbols or ciphers that provide a visual scaffolding for social observation.
She saw his mouth pulled open by the taut cords of his neck, and the gaping, silent scream was more terrible than any sound.
The nose was but a gaping orifice above a deformed and twisted mouth.
Its sharp white teeth gleamed in the gaping red mouth, and I could feel its hot breath fierce and acrid upon me.
That galling thought made the blood gush from his gaping wound.
Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.
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.