devoid of life

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When a man falls from a precipice or slips on a piece of orange peel, his body behaves as if it were devoid of life.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
Thanks to massive investment, the Mersey is now much cleaner and wildlife is returning to stretches previously almost devoid of life.
Some of our infrastructure, as Warwick points out, is often not as harshly sterile and devoid of life as might be imagined; many grassy verges besides motorways and train lines have created microhabitats for numerous plants and animals unable to survive in more regularly trodden patches of land.
While the debates go live, streets, public facilities, and all sorts of events become almost devoid of life due to the people's interest in who is displaying character, elegance, and leadership traits on screen amongst the candidates.
The space to the east of the portico is devoid of life and has to be traversed, in all weather conditions, to reach the taxi rank that was previously under the shelter of the portico.
The politicians [who ruled the day after October 13] have made Lebanon a skeleton devoid of life, and the people alone have the solution," he said.
The book ends on a cliffhanger with William and Noemi following the evil super villain and his terrified child hostage through a portal into a distorted dystopian world that seems devoid of life.
A body lies on the stairs, the wards are falling apart and the place looks devoid of life.
25 PER MIN AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19 Like spring bulbs popping out where the ground looked devoid of life, now could be a time of surprising developments that set you on a new course, or of things you have given up thinking about as possibilities, suddenly coming to life.
An abortion is when a live entity is terminated, not an empty sac devoid of life.
Beyond the reaches of sunlight and seemingly devoid of life, the caves are, in fact, teeming with an unexpected diversity of microorganisms that rival microbial communities on the Earth's surface, according to a study published in the Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology.