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

Definition of unpeopled

: not filled with or occupied by people an unpeopled wilderness

Examples of unpeopled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The emptiness and silence of his childhood reproduce themselves in the unpeopled landscapes through which his characters wander. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 5 Oct. 2021 Sweeping, unpeopled vistas and close-up shots of animals render the world in an enhanced, almost unnatural, high-definition style. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2021 Hopper often produces the unease even in unpeopled landscapes and views of buildings, as if catching nature and habitation defenselessly exposed in disarray, mundanity, or squalor. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 1 June 2020 But finding unpeopled streetscapes is harder said than done in a city like New York or Tokyo. Michael Hardy, Wired, 15 Apr. 2020 One of the last unpeopled places on Earth became a destination point for military interests and tourists alike. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 7 Apr. 2018 Her characteristic form is the still life, a study of juxtaposed shapes and colors, almost always unpeopled. Thomas Hine, Philly.com, 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, 20 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unpeopled

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpeopled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpeopled. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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