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Usage examples for vacant

  1. Your place Is vacant still. – The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 by Basil L. Gildersleeve
  2. He rolled over and stared up at the vacant sky. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  3. Ingleby stood still a moment, gazing straight in front of him with vacant eyes, and one hand closed a trifle at his side. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  4. " To my own knowledge," says he, " they are vacant." – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. Here a vacant space having been selected, we were directed to dig a trench in the sand, of a proper length for the reception of the bodies. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  6. It was a trifle awkward, but the only thing to do was to take the vacant chair. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  7. On conversing with the poor man he found that he was extremely well acquainted with agriculture, as well as truly industrious, and therefore instantly proposed to settle him in a small farm of his own which happened to be vacant. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  8. She felt this could not last- this motionless, vacant misery. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  9. He let himself in with a key, and then, throwing himself on the couch, he fell into a day- dream, with vacant eyes and a happy smile playing on his lips. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  10. Opposite Roger was a vacant seat, but I did not venture to sit down until the others indicated that they wished me to do so. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  11. In the autumn of 1806 the living of Foston- le- Clay, eight miles from York, fell vacant. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  12. " That vacant state- room is at your service, Master Seadrift," he observed, pointing to the little apartment opposite to the one he occupied himself. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. His mind felt almost vacant, for want of something to burden it; but the vacant feeling was, oh, such a relief! – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  14. There was one vacant chair. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. Her face grew heavy and vacant, and she stared in front of her in the attitude of one who had nothing to do with what was passing. – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  16. But the vacant eyes of the heavy man seemed no more to note the rose on her bosom than they noted any point of beauty in landscape or building. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  17. This morning on going through the ward I found her bed vacant." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
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