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  • adj. Lacking a tenant; unoccupied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no tenants; unoccupied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no tenant; unoccupied; vacant; untenanted.


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  • Thousands of flats stood empty and tenantless, impossible to sell on.

    The Priest

  • Klondike, he found the big flat as desolate and tenantless as ever.

    Chapter X

  • As if in a transformation scene, the apparently tenantless jungle spawned into life.


  • Global warming or global cooling – I am never sure which to fear most when I wake in the morning – meltdown in the international banking system, recession, the possibility that Tony Blair might one day be el Caudillo of Europa, graves standing tenantless and the sheeted dead squeaking and gibbering in the London streets: enough, you may think, to be going on with.

    Archive 2008-02-03

  • “I will sit below till morning,” said the Maid of the Mill; and, tripping down stairs, heard Edward bolt and bar the door of the now tenantless apartment with vain caution.

    The Monastery

  • What if this fireside be tenantless, save for the presence of one weak old man?

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • Also a desert lies this region, a tenantless island,

    Poems and Fragments

  • I did not see a fin and had decided that it was tenantless, when looking down, I saw, close at my feet, the tail of a fish sticking out from under a small boulder.

    Field & Stream Classics: December 1912

  • The shortest path from the Hollow to the Rectory wound near a certain mansion, the same under whose lone walls Malone passed on that night-journey mentioned in an early chapter of this work - the old and tenantless dwelling yclept Fieldhead.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • As interesting and impressive as anything else to him in this almost tenantless region had been the fact that there were so many lonesome lakes, not one of which he had ever heard of before.

    An American Tragedy


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