Usage examples for devoid

  1. For if you came to that, why might not men, as well as women, be divided into the same three classes, and be pronounced upon by women, as beings even more devoid than their gentle judges of reason? – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  2. And devoid, too, of any pity, of any tender feelings. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  3. He was not entirely devoid of awe of the Lady Barbara, and would have liked his children to be on their best behaviour before her. – Countess Kate by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. Oh, what an easy, quiet mind, thought Thady, must that man have- how devoid of care and fear must he be, to be able to sit there motionless all the live- long day, and not feel it dreary, long, endless, insupportable, as he did. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  5. Low as I have fallen, I will never accept from a man a mere passion devoid of respect and honor. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  6. It led, in fact, to a vault- like underground cellar whose solid walls were totally devoid of outlet. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  7. Then Sister Tobias said in a tone devoid of all expression: " The Mother knows best, dearie, of course. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  8. The building is altogether very successful, in a style which is so much made use of but which is really devoid of any distinct artistic merit. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  9. Is your heart of stone, your mind devoid of pity and of conscience? – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. " It is indeed the right of Monsieur," said Antoinette, respectfully, but with a twinkle in her eye not devoid of significance. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  11. Do you think I am devoid of reason? – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  12. A nation may be very big in point of territory and population and yet be devoid of true greatness. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  13. My opinions have been formed in what must seem a plain and homely world to you, quite devoid of the elegance and fashion to which you have been accustomed." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  14. The old records are nearly or quite devoid of information relating to the intelligence, character, and social position of Margaret Jones. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  15. Our guest certainly was not devoid of humor, and I was convinced, as I watched the play of his features, that he apprehended and appreciated the reason for their retirement. – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  16. His task was so easy and so devoid of danger, under the circumstances, that he even smiled darkly, as he set the key in the lock, at the thought of the more clumsy burglar whom he had detected there. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. No one devoid of honor can be a Falkenried. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  18. His emotion is much less interesting to him than his will, and it is less intense, and often quite devoid of any personal character. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  19. Miss Mangan's marriage, which alone would have made an epoch, was fixed for Thursday, December 12th; but this, it need scarcely be said, was a matter that, though soul- stirring, was devoid of the element of surprise. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  20. As she was utterly devoid of true tenderness, so also was she devoid of conscience. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope