Usage examples for vacancy

  1. Further they must have a throne and throne room, but unlike the secular princes of Rome who are entitled to the same privilege, their thrones are turned towards the wall, and are only reversed during a vacancy of the Holy See, when they may be used by their owners, who, for the time, become sovereigns and rulers of the Church. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  2. They seemed at first fixed on vacancy, then they moved slowly around. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  3. Mr. Pickersgill was appointed to the vacancy. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  4. Nothing she said appeared to be heard; and at last- weary, hopeless, and suffering, too, from the terrible trouble which had fallen upon the house- she knelt there in silence beside the moaning and sobbing woman, her hands clasped in her lap, and her eyes fixed upon vacancy, as she thought of how happy they had all been by comparison a few hours before. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  5. " I must," he said in icy tones, the stony eyes gazing into vacancy; " all places are alike to me now, and I cannot stay here to trouble you and Horace with the sight of a wretchedness I cannot hide." – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  6. Eustace was perplexed, and, looking through the door to see if anyone was in the room, discovered Augusta herself dressed in some dark material, seated in a chair, her hands folded on her lap, her pale face set like a stone, and her eyes gleaming into vacancy. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  7. The present vacancy too, of other matter, would give them place in every paper, and bring the question home to every man's conscience. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. He had a vacancy in his establishment- a very high situation, too, for those who like that sort of thing- the head of his table, his left hand when he drove in the Park, etc. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  9. But your loyalty and past service speak loudly in your favour, and I shall not, therefore, push your public punishment further than to demand your resignation from my family, and so soon as there is a vacancy among the officers of the line you will take your place according to the date of your commission. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. But this makes it the stranger, and rendered it at the time all the more unaccountable to him, that, on her removal from his neighborhood, he should have been afflicted with a sense of vacancy, and should have suffered from the melancholy which one might expect to feel when suddenly separated from a dear friend. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  11. At times he wrinkled his forehead down the middle, and then smiled at vacancy- a humorous sadness; or his eyes became very wide as he regarded, yet appeared not to see, some particular person; or his lips drew themselves in, a symbol of meaning reticence. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  12. The great man glanced at his credentials and, with an appearance of cordiality, promised to let him know in case a vacancy occurred in the office. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  13. He said, " Well, you may call on me another day, when I may be able to tell you of some vacancy". – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  14. It took Tom Buller just two minutes to note all these objects, and then the doctor looked up with an expression of vacancy which vanished when he saw who stood before him. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  15. Johnny, staring before him into vacancy, trying to realise this incredible, impossible thing that the man had told him, started. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  16. All right, I'm the vacancy. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  17. He had the promise, he told me, of a mate's berth should a vacancy occur; but he observed, I am not ambitious. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. He bent his head with a detached air and sat gazing mildly at vacancy- already, perhaps, forgetting what the conversation was about. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  19. He had hesitated just a trifle, and then agreed to fill the vacancy. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson