Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a yawning manner; with yawns or gapes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a yawning manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a yawning way; accompanied by yawns.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

yawning +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And, to be frank, again, most vampire fiction is yawningly predictable.

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  • And, to be frank, again, most vampire fiction is yawningly predictable.

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  • I have also felt the exact same way after the Caldecott goes (yawningly) yet again to another guy.

    Listen to Grandma

  • It is always shocking when you're reading something historical and come across something that illustrates how yawningly different our worldviews are--racism one of the most obvious, of course, but even small things that make you stop and blink.

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  • And so it would turn out to be as Nadal not so much powered as yawningly flexed his way to a straight-sets victory, much to the delight of the discreetly well-heeled knots of courtside Nadal-istas and a quietly purring Centre Court crowd.

    Wimbledon 2010: Berdych's bulk no match for faultless Nadal

  • The reaction from liberal activists and the blogosphere was yawningly predictable: Off with Arlen's head!

    Susan J. Demas: The Specter Switch: The Downfall of the Democrats?

  • Common news stories now yawningly throw out the latest sum total, $9 trillion, no wait, $10 trillion, er I mean, $umpteen trillion.

    What the New World Order Isn't

  • How was Ebbsfleet supposed to yawningly sneer at Pacino with preparation like that?

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  • How was Ebbsfleet supposed to yawningly sneer at Pacino with preparation like that?

    T4 Presenter Fired For Sincerity

  • It's tough to see how this choice was a winner – even the stage management of the announcement, the furious crescendo leading up to the middle-of-the-night reveal of a yawningly expectable Beltway fixture, was designed to create maximum disappointment.

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