Definitions

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  • n. Emptiness.

Etymologies

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vacant +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But I did notice a general distractedness, a vacantness, a thousand-yard stare.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • We ` re really having a spiritual emptiness, a vacantness, really, if you will.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2007

  • JULIE TOWNSEND, MARS MISSION ENGINEER: It's like a beautiful vacantness, you know?

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2004

  • The ledge was about ten meters below him, an easy drop in this weight, but it was less than a meter wide, and next to it yawned a vacantness a full two meters across.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Windows stared with that vacantness peculiar to deserted houses.

    The Last Trail

  • Outside of that speech which is absolutely a man's duty to give out, one can tell almost to the ampere, the voltage of his inner being, or its vacantness and slavery, by the depth of his listening silences, or the aimlessness of his filling chatter.

    Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation

  • Patty looked at Hilda with that same peculiar vacantness in her glance which she had shown in the morning, and though Hilda said nothing, she was exceedingly anxious and kept a sharp watch on Patty's movements.

    Patty's Summer Days

  • In connection with the preceding symptom will generally be found, instead of that natural brilliance of expression in the eyes and countenance, an unnatural dullness and vacantness altogether foreign to childhood.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young

  • In connection with the preceding symptom will generally be found, instead of that natural brilliancy of expression in the eyes and countenance, an unnatural dullness and vacantness altogether foreign to childhood.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • But I did notice a general distractedness, a vacantness, a thousand-yard-stare.

    Gawker

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