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 Meanings and Examples of GAPE
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gape
 v.  open widely; yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  They can sit at their ease and gape at the play.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
2  The people round began to gape.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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3  The hair would lose its brightness, the mouth would gape or droop, would be foolish or gross, as the mouths of old men are.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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4  She admitted that she was taking herself too seriously; that villagers gape at every one.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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5  Probably the mother during an important interval was sailing down the Peruvian coast, when earthquakes caused the beach to gape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
6  On hearing this speech, the State Councillor could only gape, for he had not expected Tientietnikov's torrent of words.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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7  She could have ground her heel into the gaping wound which had been his nose and taken sweet pleasure in the feel of his warm blood on her bare feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
8  There were the remains of a few buildings she remembered, roofless brick walls through which the dull daylight shone, glassless windows gaping, chimneys towering lonesomely.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But then, he had taken the whole affair with maddening calm, ever since Sam had carried her sobbing into the house, her basque gaping to the waist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  She resented his gaping at their private rites.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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11  In the next block Mrs. Dr. Westlake was gaping from her porch.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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12  Carol tried to stare them down but in face of the impishness of the boys and the bovine gaping of the men, she was embarrassed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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13  The tattered man looked at him in gaping amazement.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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14  He saw his gaping audience picturing him as the central figure in blazing scenes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  Don't stand gaping, Lucy, or the wind'll change.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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Example Sentence:
1  We saw the huge pit gape before him; if he stumbled, he would fall in.
2  The traffic in counterfeit medicines in developing countries is a worldwide gaping wound.
3  They stood gaping at the pig in the kitchen.