un·​peo·​pled | \ ˌən-ˈpē-pəld How to pronounce unpeopled (audio) \

Definition of unpeopled

: not filled with or occupied by people an unpeopled wilderness

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One of the last unpeopled places on Earth became a destination point for military interests and tourists alike. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘North Pole: Nature and Culture,’ grappling with a place beyond time and measure," 3 Aug. 2019 Alaska's many million acres of unpeopled river valleys and tundra plains would continue to attract birds if we were gone, but some species would miss us, Guers said. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "How Alaska wildlife would fare in a world without humans," 7 Apr. 2018 Her characteristic form is the still life, a study of juxtaposed shapes and colors, almost always unpeopled. Thomas Hine, Philly.com, "At ICA Philly: Powerful words about race, and a Memphis Group it-girl's work," 28 Sep. 2017 Robinson returns to themes of unpeopled rural Oregon landscapes and a romantic juxtaposition of the industrial with the natural, all captured in that particular light of a late summer evening in the Pacific Northwest. OregonLive.com, "10 Portland art exhibits you won't want to miss: Fall 2017 arts guide," 20 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unpeopled

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpeopled was circa 1586

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