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  • n  an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    he could not suppress a yawn
    the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
  • v  utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    The child yawned during the long performance
  • v  be wide open

  • That yawn was the first sign that you're not so awake as you think.
  • Chimpanzees yawn in response to those that we show them.
  • When hit with tough questions on Iraq, Perino often reverts to yawn-inducing talking points.
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  • Alternate Juror Falls Asleep During Opening Statements In Whitey Bulger Trial
    It started with a yawn, as prosecutor Brian Kelly detailed the grisly murders Bulger is charged with. It ended in a nap.
    June 12, 2013 - CBS Boston
  • How Kawhi Leonard's Emergence in NBA Finals Validates Spurs' System
    There’s nothing provocative about being a product of the system—it sounds so, ya know, San Antonio Spurs -ish. To call the progression of Kawhi Leonard an affirmation of the Spurs’ system is a yawn. We want our NBA stars to be super humans, showcasing natural talent and flair; it’s far more intoxicating than a guy simply learning to do his job . There’s nothing flashy about, “I'm a role player ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • S&P upgrades US outlook, but investors yawn
    S&P upgrades US outlook, but investors yawn Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:00 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 Stocks budged higher when trading opened, shortly after the S&P agency raised its outlook for the U.S. government's debt rating and credited "the strengths of the ...
    June 11, 2013 - Beaumont Enterprise

  • Jack Kerouac in Hartford Courant
    Kerouac said it best: "The only people for me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to love, mad to talk, mad to be saved; the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like...
  • Steve Howe in CTV.ca
    Howe said "it's going to be a really big yawn if there are (hecklers), and we will attempt to silence them, because it's not fair."
  • Joe Torre in MLB.com
    If I'd written the book and talked about ...... what happened on the baseball field, it'd be a yawn,Torre said. "Yeah, I may have walked the line a little bit, but I, in my opinion, didn't violate anything. I wanted to give the flavor of...

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