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  • n. Plural form of vacuity.


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  • Gardening in towns was an art little considered in his day, and contemporary descriptions show us that 'vacuities' were speedily filled with heaps of dust and refuse.

    Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

  • He turned a 19th-century movement into a 21st-century presidential machine, puffed up with candyfloss vacuities such as "traditional values in a changed world".

    Blair's job was done by 1997: to numb Labour, and to enshrine Thatcherism

  • Odds are it traces back to one of the largest corporate lobbyist spending sprees in the history of Washington whose details would cast an unwholesome pall on the Obama campaign, unless our cognitive abilities are regularly bombarded with abstract vacuities of hope and change and sentimental homages to Dr. King and President Kennedy.

    Obama's Money Cartel

  • When the eye lights on one of these vacuities, after having been kept in some degree of tension by the play of the adjacent colors upon it, it suddenly falls into a relaxation; out of which it as suddenly recovers by a convulsive spring.

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • Well practically all of them that is who...and after months and months of sifting thru useless old hacks like Fred Thompson or grinning vacuities like Mitt Romney, it would seem Jeff Jacoby has been forced to settle for John McCain as the candidate most likely to start a war with Iran soonest.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • If the eye may be judge, iron must be reckoned to have a great many vacuities, and to be porous like a honey-comb, yet it is the dullest, and sounds worse than any other metal.


  • Now when the air being rarefied is more extended, so as to fill the vacant space, there are only a few vacuities scattered and interspersed among the particles of matter; but when the atoms of air are condensed and laid close together, they leave a vast empty space, convenient and sufficient for other bodies to pass through.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Therefore there is no need to trouble the night to contract and condense its air, that in other parts we may leave vacuities and wide spaces; as if the air would hinder and corrupt the substance of the sounds, whose very substance, form, and power itself is.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • In the center of every floor, from top to bottom, is the chief room, of no great extent, round which there are narrow cavities, or recesses, formed by small vacuities, or by a double wall.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • In the scale, wherever it begins or ends, are infinite vacuities.



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