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gape

the width of the widely opened mouth of a vertebrate

gape

[gāp]
(anatomy)
The margin to margin distance between open jaws.
(invertebrate zoology)
The space between the margins of a closed mollusk valve.
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Georgia is like any other normal teenager dealing with the usual trials of adolescent life but there's one gapingly obvious difference - her mother is notorious glamour model Alicia Douvall.
Georgia, below right, is like any other normal teenager dealing with the usual trials of adolescent life, but there's one gapingly obvious difference - her mother is notorious glamour model Alicia Douvall.
When his soul leaves the poor, puny body, with its gapingly vacant face, I believe it will be found to be a rare and beautiful soul, pleasing to its maker.