barren of


: being without (something)
a hillside barren of trees

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Recent Examples on the Web American soccer history is a disjointed and often-confusing enterprise, barren of the convenience of the century-long continuity of leagues such as Major League Baseball or the National Football League. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Since it was redesigned, rebuilt and repurposed by the McMillan Plan of 1902, the Mall has been a national forum, full of symbolism, fraught with meaning and history, and mostly barren of amenities. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2023 During the Cambrian period, an explosion of diversity occurred in the world’s oceans while the surrounding land remained barren of plant and animal life. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 9 Aug. 2023 In recent years, a parade of top prospects — from Onyeka Okongwu to Evan Mobley to Vince Iwuchukwu — had cycled through the Trojans’ super-sized frontcourt, while the backcourt remained barren of the same top-level prospects, built largely instead through the transfer portal. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 The Lakers’ offseason moves since winning the NBA title in 2020 have largely not panned out, with the team strapped for trade assets and barren of first-round draft picks until 2027 while currently languishing in ninth place in the West. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2022 By viewing poor people as less than wealthier people — or even as disposable — actions like treating their communities as America’s dumping ground for hazardous waste and pollution will continue, all while leaving them barren of health care infrastructure. NBC News, 3 Dec. 2021 Spots left barren of vegetation by the rash of wildfires throughout the West are especially prone to flash flooding when pelted by heavy rainfall. Noah Berger, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 The normally bustling, chaotic streets were barren of life. New York Times, 13 July 2021 See More

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