without substance

References in classic literature ?
There are sounds without a name, forms without substance, translations in space of objects which have not been seen to move, movements wherein nothing is observed to change its place.
Thornbury no longer saw them, but, penetrating through them as though they were without substance, she saw the house, the people in the house, the room, the bed in the room, and the figure of the dead lying still in the dark beneath the sheets.
The various rumours which have been circulating this afternoon on social media are without substance and we would question the motivation of those individuals looking to unsettle the club.
Cameron has proved to be a talker without substance when you consider that he has been negotiating with the EU for what seems many, many years but not the slightest changes appear to have happened
Mary Glindon, MP for North Tyneside, added: "David Cameron may claim that he has to be economical in tweeting but it does raise eyebrows that he seems to define the North East out of the Northern Powerhouse, which is becoming a slogan without substance for us.
In other words, the AKEL argument that the three bills would diminish the powers of local government is not without substance, but Hasikos is not entirely to blame as he has tried, in time-honoured Cyprus tradition, to provide a consensus solution to the problem.
There is a lot of speech without substance from politicians in the months before an election, and his Tory cabinet minister Maria Miller, claimed "our trains are stuck in the analogue age".
The Company strongly believes that this lawsuit filed by IEMR HK on the same day that voting results were revealed at the shareholder-requisitioned general meeting held on July 22, 2014 is both without substance and without merit.
What we have learned without doubt over the past few days is that the utterings of public figures are often without substance and that this so-called 'connected' hi-tech world can cause storms to erupt in moments, causing spin doctors to scurry to their lap-tops to bash out a script in which a grudging apology will be made.
It is whitewashed, toothless, and without substance.
The bank said, 'We believe that the allegations being made by the New York State attorney general are unfounded and without substance, and we will vigorously defend this complaint through the legal system.
He brushed aside the reports about dissolution of KPK assembly saying such reports are without substance.