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- n. The state of being unemployed; lack of occupation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being unemployed; want of occupation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of occupation; the state of being unoccupied.
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Lily alone was stranded in a great waste of disoccupation.
In the vast and melancholy sea of my disoccupation I clutched like a drowning man at any human driftwood within reach.
At the Port station Frank was pleased and soothed by the tranquil air of the policeman, who sat in his shirt-sleeves outside the door, and seemed to announce, by his attitude of final disoccupation, that crimes and misdemeanors were no more.
He found Mrs. Westley in a moment of disoccupation before he went, and used a friend's right to recognize the brilliancy of her Thursday.
He asked if Mrs. March were with him, and said then he supposed they would want their usual quarters; and in a moment they were domesticated in a far interior that seemed to have been waiting for them in a clean, quiet, patient disoccupation ever since they left it two years before.
The boy on the stairs, who was to fence him from importunate visitors, led a life of luxurious disoccupation, and whistled almost uninterruptedly.
There was that, in fact, in the awe of the time and an involuntary disoccupation of hers that threw them together even more constantly than before.
Basil would have eked out the business of checking the trunks into an affair of some length, but the baggage-master did his duty with pitiless celerity; and so Basil, in the mere excess of his disoccupation, bought an accident-insurance ticket.
But again the curse was on her; there was nothing to do; and the looks of that girl kept coming back to her vacancy, her disoccupation.
An effect of serene disoccupation pervaded the place, such as comes at the termination of an interesting affair; and no one seemed to care for what the clerk was reading aloud in a set, mechanical tone.