Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Uninhabited.

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  • adjective Not inhabited by people.

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  • adjective with no people living there

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Examples

  • The age-old "structures"—unpeopled ruins from India, Japan, Mexico and Scotland—appear contemporary because the photographs seem abstract.

    A Long Path to a Belated Introduction

  • The age-old "structures"—unpeopled ruins from India, Japan, Mexico and Scotland—appear contemporary because the photographs seem abstract.

    A Long Path to a Belated Introduction

  • But the most important and compelling details are in Arcimboldo's three reversible still lifes, when they're looked at as unpeopled kitchen scenes.

    Blake Gopnik on the Arcimboldo exhibit at the National Gallery of Art

  • Napoleon had drowned: It was an astonishing thing to see the Mississippi rolling between unpeopled shores and straight over the spot where I used to see a good big self-complacent town twenty years ago.

    Interstate 69

  • “Ten years ago the place where we are gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert,” he observed.

    Colossus

  • “Ten years ago the place where we are gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert,” he observed.

    Colossus

  • Now the headland was deserted, Toynton Grange and 250 its cottages stood unlit and unpeopled under the heavy sky.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • The latest painting in the series, Supper is, atypically, unpeopled — except that the dark shadow cast over the festive table speaks eloquently for those who are absent.

    Artists: Contemporary Anglo.

  • They reminded me once again that I enjoy O'Keefe's pretty colors, and am left utterly cold by Adams' perfectly composed black-and-white photos of unpeopled nature.

    SFMOMA Free Tuesday 1: The Americans

  • They reminded me once again that I enjoy O'Keefe's pretty colors, and am left utterly cold by Adams' perfectly composed black-and-white photos of unpeopled nature.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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