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  • adj. Not leased to or occupied by a tenant; unoccupied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not occupied by a tenant; not inhabited.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not leased to or occupied by a tenant


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  • And that is what this one does: the last word--"untenanted"--may reinforce other religious clues--boxes carried off, ghosts, dread--or it may simply leave us where we started: in an empty house.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Making the most of a defensive realignment forced on Arsenal by the departure of Johan Djourou two minutes into the second half, he advanced on to Samir Nasri's pass into acres of untenanted space on the left of the visitors' penalty area.

    Manchester City grind any doubts about their resolve into the dust | Richard Williams

  • Facing them are casts of the garments in orange wax: it's as if the untenanted garments had flung themselves at the opposite wall, or been suctioned out of their hiding places.

    The Real Thing; The Concise Dictionary of Dress

  • There is, perhaps, nothing more depressing than an untenanted house, but one that is empty, damaged and neglected as well is a horrid sight and even on this sunny afternoon Jon felt that this outpost was both curious and uncanny.

    Dungeness: Derek Jarman and Malcolm Saville

  • Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave-cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.


  • The house had been untenanted for some years and was threat - ening to moulder into a picturesque decay when the Douglases took possession of it.


  • However the village had become untenanted, it had been too long ago to tell if the people had left, died, or been taken away.

    Elephant in the City

  • The great purple-barked, many-rooted branches of the immense trees, well-scarred by herbivorous assaults, were untenanted by avian life, and Kai was beginning to feel the anger of relief overcome concern.

    Cattle Town

  • I had the further motive that Baskerville Hall, as the paper says, would certainly remain untenanted if anything were done to increase its already rather grim reputation.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The renovations (at last outnumbering the decrepit untenanted storefronts of old) reminded him how peculiar it seemed that he should now be considered a “newcomer” with his landmark old house (rough-hewn beams, probably Huguenot, definitely seventeenth century) even though he'd been raised in Gansevoort.

    Gansevoort Ridge


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  • when they heard a noise behind a wall

    and an untenanted bicycle rolled into view.

    -The Epiplectic Bicycle

    May 9, 2009