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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yawn.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Reader's Consensus: Develop a new launch vehicle - NASA Watch

  • a health bill so watered down that it will elicit yawns from the voters

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Story on Bankster Political Influence

  • 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).

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Story on Bankster Political Influence

  • Then he yawns, which is a relief to the lady client, who thinks that his face is less ugly that way.

    The Masques of Ottawa

  • Straw Man is so nervous he's been posting rants disguised as "yawns" since 6 AM.

    The Straw Man and Prop R

  • (END VIDEO CLIP) KURTZ: David Corn, so you revealed that Armitage was the other leaker in this Plame case, and he's not part of the White House cabal, and the press kind of yawns and I think loses interest.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2006

  • I walked in there and some ten year old kid was screaming and spinning around with the sword of the King of the Ringwraiths, the guy from behind the counter kind of yawns and grumbles, “That is not a toy, you know?”

    super-suzan Diary Entry

  • She yawns, and a bit of dried spittle cracks in the corner of her mouth.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • Gloucester were less than complimentary about Sarries after losing last Sunday's semi-final at Vicarage Road, struggling to stifle their yawns.

    Richard Cockerill ready to make Leicester Tigers roar against Saracens

  • Bunny yawns caused mirth too; there was something about those huge incisors, top and bottom, and all the tiny teeth on the sides that gave theyawns a delicious comic effect.

    Puff

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