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VACANCY. A place which is empty. The term is principally applied to cases where an office is not filled.
     2. By the constitution of the United States, the president has the power to fill up vacancies that may happen during the recess of the senate. Whether the president can create an office and fill it during the recess of the senate, seems to have been much questioned. Story, Const. Sec. 1553. See Serg. Const. Law, ch. 31; 1 Breese, R. 70.

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But the vacancy did not occur, nor did a steady job; and I employed the time between odd jobs with writing a twenty-one- thousand-word serial for the "Youth's Companion.
Why,' says he, 'here's another vacancy on the League of the Red-headed Men.
Well,' said he, showing me the advertisement, 'you can see for yourself that the League has a vacancy, and there is the address where you should apply for particulars.
Getting a vacancy did not seem to be such a very easy matter, after all.
Jabez Wilson,' said my assistant, 'and he is willing to fill a vacancy in the League.
He stepped over to the window and shouted through it at the top of his voice that the vacancy was filled.
Holmes, for I thought that I was not to have the vacancy after all; but after thinking it over for a few minutes he said that it would be all right.
and turned, wild-eyed, to gaze on vacancy, for he could not yet discern form and colour and love and outstretched arms in the odour of mnignonette.
Then there appeared upon the glazed vacancy of his eyes a diamond point of intelligence.
Whatever the vacancy rate is, it must be put into context, and the context for a market vacancy rate is the equilibrium vacancy rate.
Although the national vacancy increase of 10 basis points was slight, it was actually a slight acceleration of a trend that began during Q2 2014.