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What does it mean when you dream about yawning?

Yawning in a dream can represent the things we typically association with yawning, such as boredom or tiredness. It can also refer to our attempt to say something.

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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, everything's brought to such a pitch of perfection nowadays," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, with a moist and blissful yawn. "The theater, for instance, and the entertainments...
"When a lion yawns in the thick of a fight, you know he ain't crazy.
She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest for some amusement; when hearing her brother mentioning a ball to Miss Bennet, she turned suddenly towards him and said:
As she said this she yawned tremendously, and in a moment had put on the appearance of a fearfully ugly troll.
Yet the Shovel was practically deserted, and the Virgin, standing by the stove, yawned with uncovered mouth and said to Charley Bates:-
As the conversation began to flag, the Thief yawned terribly and at the same time howled like a wolf.
Some people can yawn when their nervous or if they see anyone else yawing.
The captain's yawn might have indicated lack of sleep but ended up being a part of unique memes.
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates pondered the origins of the spontaneous yawn. That is, a yawn that occurs without the prompt of someone else's yawn.
The research suggests that yawning is triggered involuntarily when you see others yawn as it is hard-wired into our brains because of a human trait, "echophenomenon."
The psychiatrist was surprised at the number of times he yawned at the Out Patient Clinic review.