wide open; extremely wide: a gaping hole
- gapingly, adverb
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How to use gaping in a sentence
A recent Pew Poll graphically likewise portrays the stark national divide, and the granular differences are gaping.The 2014 Election Is Yet Another Scrum in the Culture Wars | Lloyd Green | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Remarkably, Americans have not risen in revolt against this gaping inequality.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder | Clive Irving | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pretty much everyone else agrees gaping inequality is a massive problem in the world and that something has to be done about it.
A taxidermic bear stands almost six feet tall on his hind legs with his mouth gaping in a never-ending silent roar.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia | Jeff Campagna | January 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sea has ripped through sections, leaving gaping holes that plunge to the water below.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men | The Telegraph | November 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
She had looked into the kitchen and saw the dishes in the sink and the gaping stove hearth, and shook her head.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
He glanced sharply at Ward, who stood gaping in astonishment, then back at the doctor.
It stood upon the floor, a metal cylinder a hundred feet in length, whose blunt ends showed dark openings of gaping ports.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
"That is what Mr. Wilding has done me the honour to propose," Ruth answered bitterly, and left them gaping.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini