verb (used without object), gaped, gap·ing.
Origin of gape
Related formsgap·ing·ly, adverbsub·gape, verb (used without object), sub·gaped, sub·gap·ing.un·gap·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for gaping
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|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|DAILY BEAST
After the Christians departed, Muslims moved in and scratched out the eyes of many saints, leaving them with gaping holes.The Secret Life of Cappadocia: Underground in the Turkish Rock Formations|Nina Strochlic|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The NRA forces lawmakers to gut a proposed law, leaving it with gaping loopholes.
“This is a huge, gaping hole in accountability,” says Flournoy.‘The Invisible War’ Spurs Action Against Military Rape|Eleanor Clift|February 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Ingleby, for one, was distressed by its “painful stare, with goggle eyes and gaping mouth.”Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
With bloodshot eyes, and gaping mouth, and flaming nostrils, the hideous creature came rushing onwards.The Story of Siegfried|James Baldwin
I answered, looking with indignation from him to the gaping train behind him.A Gentleman of France|Stanley Weyman
The huge hearth receives the mighty log, and the flames and sparks shoot up the gaping chimney.Old English Sports|Peter Hampson Ditchfield
He swung his cane at the gaping crowd and called out, in military language: Right about, face!Against the Current|Edward A. Steiner