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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of empty.

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Examples

  • Just when the world is fed up up with America, and the last penny has been emptied from the treasury, everybody rushes to the other side of the boat and starts singing in unison about equality and justice.

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  • Heavy rain emptied the stadium briefly in the third inning, but play continued.

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  • When the game ended a few minutes before midnight, hundred of SMU students - including 18-year-olds born in 1987 - emptied from the stands to the field, creating such a huge blob that the Horned Frogs had to go way around them to get to their locker room.

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  • Then the water finally emptied from the broken vessel that was his body.

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  • Once the contents were emptied from the Oscar the Grouch type green “trash can” container, however (Slime came in different colours, some with plastic eyeballs, some with rubber worms), there was precious little play to be had.

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  • Harkin emptied both barrels in response: "It just outrages me that someone who got five deferments during Vietnam and said he had 'other priorities' at that time would say that," said the Iowa Democrat, a former Navy fighter pilot.

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  • I was sitting out here, so they came right up and without a word emptied the sack on the veranda floor.

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  • When the squashes, emptied from the baskets, made a great heap on the floor of the drying stage, the women of the family made a feast, cooking much food for the purpose; some old women were then invited to come and cut up the squashes with knives, into slices to dry.

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  • We quite won the sympathy of the pole-puller, a young country yokel, who now and again emptied a few picked blossoms into our bin, it being part of his business to gather up the stray clusters torn off in the process of pulling.

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  • These subterraneous store-chambers, magazines, granaries, or whatever it may please us to call them, are solidly built square chambers of various sizes, divided by massive partition walls about ten feet in thickness, without doors or any kind of communication, evidently destined to be filled and emptied from the top by means of trap-doors and ladders.

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