YAWN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of YAWN
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yawn
 n.  open the mouth wide with a deep inhalation, usually involuntarily from drowsiness
Classic Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
2  "Long enough to be tired of it," returned Drummle, pretending to yawn, but equally determined.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIII
3  And at the very instant the porter said this, Anna caught the sound of a childish yawn.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 29
4  From the sound of this yawn alone she knew her son and seemed to see him living before her eyes.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 29
5  He pulled his whiskers to cover the yawn, and shook himself together.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
6  That radiance lasted until everyone in the circle about the open fire began to yawn, and Mr. Wilkes and the girls took their departure for the hotel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  She had picked it up carelessly, with a slight yawn which she patted down with her finger-tips as delicately as a cat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  She turned her breath of fury into a yawn.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  The youth sat up and gave vent to an enormous yawn.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
10  "Well, I didn't look, of course," said the stranger with a careless yawn.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  These comments I have interposed for the purpose of explaining to the reader why, as our hero conversed, the maiden began to yawn.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
12  The same yawn was discernible in the buildings, for not a roof was there but had a gaping hole in it.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
13  'Not all,' replied Bazarov, with a short yawn.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  "Plenty of time, your excellency," muttered Kutuzov in the midst of a yawn.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
15  The French colonel with difficulty repressed a yawn, but was polite and evidently understood Balashev's importance.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  You'd think that type of fiscal irresponsibility would be subject to investigative reporting, but it was greeted with a big yawn from the local media.
2  I can't stop yawning - I must be tired.
3  Sid yawned, stretched, then brought himself up on his elbow, and began to stare at Tom.
4  John yawned and scratched his leg.
5  Halfway through the boring lecture, Laura gave up trying to stifle her yawns.
6  His yawns suggested he was either tired or bored.