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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; Drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning.

Usage examples (13)
  • He apologized for his oscitancy
  • Nor did the Romans indeed take away their power of judging in capital matters, but they, by their own oscitancy, supine and unreasonable lenity, lost it themselves.
  • For the thing itself affirmed by the doctor, I cannot enough admire with what oscitancy or contempt he considers his readers (of which manner of proceeding this is very...
  • From cases of excusable oscitancy they degenerate, either into instances of inexcusable licentiousness, or else into cases of downright fraud. for more
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