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empty

(Nothing left), adjective all gone, bare, blank, depleted, devoid, drained, exhausted, hollow, nothing left inside, unfilled, vacuous, void, without contents
Associated concepts: empty judgment, empty law

empty

(Vacant), adjective abandoned, available, barren, deserted, fruitless, idle, no one home, not inhabited, uninhabited, unoccupied, untenanted, up for grabs
Associated concepts: empty premises

empty

(Without substance), adjective devoid of merit, inconsequential, ineffective, ineffectual, insignificant, meaningless, meritless, unavailing, unimportant, unreal, unsatisfying, useless, vain, valueless, without subbtance, worthless
Associated concepts: an empty threat, veiled threat of law suit
See also: barren, baseless, consume, deficient, deplete, devoid, diminish, dissipate, evacuate, exhaust, ill-founded, inexpressive, insignificant, languid, leave, lifeless, null, outpour, purge, spend, superficial, trivial, unavailing, unfounded, vacant, vacate, vacuous
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Maybe economical, they will stamp out all stupid solution the mounds soon a view of panels the space of the Central Park affects emptily
Sister Monica Joan's mental state seems to be rapidly diminishing, and Sister Bernadette fears the worst when she is found staring emptily from the foreshore, barefoot and wearing just her nightdress.
Once again Wilson was left to suffer but this time he witnessed the devastation from the inside, staring emptily around Celtic's own four walls as the noise of celebration echoed in.
Now, when present life has become too unconvincing to whet one's horns on, that which had earlier blustered and gushed emptily now stands uninhibitedly apart in the beautiful old.
At first it seems emptily inspiring, Keating singing about sticking up for yourself in the face of anything that comes your way, and then there's an unusual reference to Nazi boxing champ, Max Schmelling.
He studied the egg carefully, as though considering a tiny omelet, before flinging it across the yard, where it shattered emptily.
She ended her story with a puff on her freshly lit cigarette and smiled emptily at me through the smoke.
One becomes like a vessel floating emptily, aimlessly, uncertain of the past and very disconnected from the future.
UNAMID, has echoed emptily at the African Union's C[pounds sterling]Peace and
To underscore this condition, Claire Fontaine, an artistic duo taking its collective name from a brand of school notebooks, makes works that look emptily reminiscent of others--Naumanesque textual neon signs, Warholian serial screenprints, and Duchampian objets trouves (on view here were some heavy-handed airport waste bins filled with discarded water bottles and sharp instruments).
Massed ranks of plastic picnic chairs stand neatly, emptily in front of the grandstand, waiting to be pressed into service.
Dance, for example, is clearly metaphorized throughout the play--as social grace, combat, service, ritual--but its language removed from the dialectical context of the drama seems as emptily abstract as the danse sans musique in the intermede which follows Act 1.