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Definition of "yawns" []

  • To open the mouth wide and take in air deeply, often as in involuntary reaction to tiredness, sleepiness, or boredom (verb)
  • To express or utter while yawning (verb)
  • To be open wide as if threatening to engulf (someone or something) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of yawning (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yawn. (verb)

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Use "yawns" in a sentence
  • "Buzz's observation-that a permanent lunar base-has been met with yawns from the public-is valid. if we want to motivate a new generation of young Americans to study math and science, Mars is the ticket."
  • "a health bill so watered down that it will elicit yawns from the voters"
  • "Too bad that instead we got big handouts to bankers, no help at all for beleaguered homeowners, vastly inadequate job-creation measures, and soon (maybe), a health bill so watered down that it will elicit yawns from the voters (if it doesn’t positively piss them off by forcing them to by worthless insurance)."