Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gape
IPA transcription: [ɡ'eɪp]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: goggle, gape, gawp, gawk
    Meaning: look with amazement; look stupidly
Usage examples
  • He was driving a caravan. The very telegraph posts seemed to gape with envy and admiration as he passed.
  • This, prompting bewilderment, made him but gape the more gratefully for her revelation, so that they continued for some minutes silent, her face shining at him, her contact imponderably pressing, and his stare all kind but all expectant.
  • Of course, the SUPREMELY aristocratic thing is to be entirely oblivious of the mire of rabble, with its setting; but sometimes a reverse course may be aristocratic to remark, to scan, and even to gape at, the mob (for preference, through a lorgnette), even as though one were taking the crowd and its squalor for a sort of raree show which had been organised specially for a gentleman's diversion.