empty of


: completely without (something)
The arena was empty of spectators.
The streets are now empty of traffic.

Examples of empty of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday morning, the roads winding through the Atlas Mountains remained largely empty of rescue crews, but civilian vehicles loaded with water, food, and blankets sped toward the devastation. Aaron Boxerman, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 Her state is what coheres a society that has been empty of meaning and ritual since industrialization. Alex Quicho, WIRED, 11 Sep. 2023 The keen observations and careful execution of these paintings speak to a maniacal tendency in America toward anger, billboards that are empty of sentences but have plenty to say. Vulture, 8 Sep. 2023 Flight for Life called to scene to treat injuries According to Wilcox, the school bus, which transports special education students, was luckily empty of kids at the time, as the last had just been dropped off shortly before the accident. Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 If, as is suspected, clicks are empty of significance but codas refer to something, then sperm whales, too, would have arrived at duality of patterning. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Front Street, the heart of the historic downtown and the economic hub of Maui, was nearly empty of life Saturday morning. Claire Rush, Ty O'Neil and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2023 While the canoes were being packed, Cajazeira sliced into the swollen tissue and watched it empty of pus. Larry Rohter, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023 China’s U-turn on its Covid policy caught citizens and the medical system off guard, with some pharmacy shelves swept empty of cold and fever medicines and hospitals scrambling to cope with an unprecedented jump in infections. Wayne Chang, CNN, 31 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Empty of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empty%20of. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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