In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As it hits the back of your mouth or throat try yawning, as this action will open up your throat.
- Seek yawned, stretching his mouth to an unusually large size and giving a dramatic sigh.
- Alexis felt a compelling need to yawn but as she opened her mouth the arm tightened.
- Once the fire was stable, he returned to his spot, yawned deeply, and went to sleep.
- I blinked my eyes blearily and opened my mouth to yawn, I felt thick and slow.
- Demetre yawned and opened his teary eyes, looking around and spotting Britney still asleep in his arms.
- When young people see us, they either start yawning involuntarily or inhale our old people's smell and start retching.
- Come ten o'clock in the evening we've generally begun to stretch and yawn, and by ten thirty the house is quiet except for gentle snoring.
- Harrieth woke up and rubbed the sleep dust from her eyes, she yawned deeply, throwing her arms out to the side.
- I actually have a bit more to share if you haven't already started to yawn in boredom…
- He yawned, Jok opened his mouth to reply but closed it quickly, he knew he was going to shout and he didn't want Kassa to wake up.
- Tinara opened her mouth to reply, but she suddenly put a hand to her mouth and yawned.
- I opened my mouth to yawn, but before I knew it, I was throwing up on the floor.
- The Chartreux cat stared belligerently at Sam, yawned and began licking a black paw.
- He yawned and inhaled the dusty, musty air that he had become so familiar with over the last five years.
- I yawned and opened the door before my roommate knocked it down.
- Kurai says ‘I need a drink’ and then he yawns, covering his mouth with one hand.
- He yawns, covering his mouth, and hears the sound of the television playing somewhere in the house.
- Stretching forth her sleepy limbs she yawns in tiredness.
- He didn't look like he smiled that often, but when he opened his mouth to yawn; a set of pearly white teeth were exposed.
2(hole/chasm/pit) abrirse literary
- The game had been due to start at 3pm but, at that time, there were yawning expanses of empty seats in all four stands.
- She would have to pass through great agony to become a part of the great yawning nothingness.
- It matters because it tells us of the yawning chasm between Labour's dreams and what happens when it tries to implement a policy.
- We teetered on the edge of matchstick viaducts that bridged yawning chasms.
- An image of two yawning voids behind amber glass flashed through her mind.
- Rather, cultivate an aura of benign but almost yawning familiarity (but don't snub her either).
- Getting out to inspect, we discovered a yawning chasm in the middle of the bridge, with two girders going across it.
- At last we reach the summit, where Alex shrinks back from the yawning chasm.
- The gap between rich and poor has not only widened over the past twenty years it has become a yawning chasm in some instances.
- Access is through two yawning front doors, or via rear - seat sliding doors.
- In fact, it really just underlines the now yawning chasm between the old and new world approaches to wine.
- Our once yawning current account deficit is now coming to resemble lockjaw.
- To be confronted by yawning gaps in the stands will prove an embarrassment and one Africa will not live down.
- Every bend takes you higher while your breath is suspended looking at the yawning chasm below.
- When you've reached that great yawning chasm of despair and see no hope at all, then it's time to make that call.
- Falling stock markets have caused yawning gaps to appear between the assets and liabilities of final salary pension schemes.
- Does one plug on, rounding out characters, filling in the yawning chasms in the plot?
- The void between rich and poor is now a yawning chasm and home ownership is but a dream for most young couples.
- Which just goes to show the difference - nay, the yawning chasm!
- Wordlessly they walked the last few yards to the yawning chasm in the ground, their little fingers linked once more.
1decir bostezandodecir con un bostezo
1(action)bostezo masculineshe could not suppress a yawn — no pudo reprimir un bostezo
2informal(bore)plomo masculine informalaburrimiento masculinerollazo masculine Spain informal
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