Usage examples for vacate

  1. Murry did not often interfere with my sailing, and, therefore, I made no further objection to vacate the post of honour. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  2. The statute governing the case provided that when any minister should resign his office and within one month afterwards accept another office in the ministry, he should not thereby vacate his seat. – George Brown by John Lewis
  3. Nor did he show the slightest inclination to take alarm and vacate when the boys returned. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  4. Not exactly; and in consequence I have resigned my chaplaincy, and this morning I received a notice to vacate my house by the last day of the year, and go- I don't think it was suggested where to in particular- but here comes my sister- let us talk of something else. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  5. When Mr. Halpin, some weeks afterwards, made reference to the right of way across Mr. Bolton's land, and asked if he would not sell him a narrow strip on the south edge of his farm, to be fenced off for a road, the latter said- " No, Mr. Halpin, I will not sell you the land; but as it is of little or no value to me, I will cheerfully vacate it for a road, if you are willing to run the fence." – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  6. They had all of them engaged the year before that they would vacate their homes and seek some other place of refuge. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  7. Never at a loss upon such an occasion, I replied, that I considered myself quite as loyal a man as Mr. Goodford, both to the King and the people, and that, as the meeting appeared almost unanimously disposed to hear me, Mr. Goodford, as chairman, had nothing to do but to take the sense of the meeting, which, if he did not choose to act up to, it was only for him to vacate the chair, and we would place some one in it that would. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  8. He knew it would be useless to mention the matter to Robb; he decided that the only thing for him to do was to vacate, then watch his chance to serve the ex- manager a good turn some day. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  9. The contracts would have to be renewed, else the count would have to vacate the castle; and one could easily see that a great deal of money had been expended in fitting it up. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  10. The garrison's only hope of escape would be to vacate the fort speedily and 'go home to their wives and children. – The War Chief of the Ottawas A Chronicle of the Pontiac War: Volume 15 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada by Thomas Guthrie Marquis
  11. As more whites came than could be seated and the Negroes refused to vacate their customary seats, a number of uncouth young white men forcibly ejected them therefrom. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  12. Even birds were observed to vacate this tract. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  13. He would have to vacate. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  14. Adams became a Fellow of the College in 1843, but had to vacate his fellowship in 1852 as he was not in orders. – St. John's College, Cambridge by Robert Forsyth Scott