[ UK /vˈe‍ɪkənsi/ ]
[ US /ˈveɪkənsi/ ]
NOUN
  1. an empty area or space
    the huge desert voids
    without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
    the emptiness of outer space
  2. being unoccupied
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How To Use vacancy In A Sentence

  • Having worked himself into this ridiculous kind of phrensy, which lasted, perhaps, from twenty to thirty seconds, he suddenly discontinued it, and suffered his features to relax into their natural form; but the motion of his head seemed to have so stupified him, as indeed it well might, that there remained an unusual vacancy and a drowsy stare upon his countenance for some time afterward. Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1
  • I'm not sure what happens in Florida when a representative resigns and how the vacancy is filled. September 2006
  • There were legions of zombie idlers in the malls, the dead and gutted malls with high vacancy rates that wouldn't be resolved anytime soon.
  • This product will fill up vacancy of domestic 3 D information acquirement system.
  • 'It had a grand effect when Arthur stood on the second landing-place, and raised it above the balusters -- a sort of bodilessness rising from vacancy.' Heartsease, Or, the Brother's Wife
  • If your heart has a vacancy, a jokey text message could be disguising genuine love feelings. The Sun
  • The Republicans have no intent on letting Obama fill any vacancy unless the nominee is a conservative. Think Progress » Cornyn Hypocritically Accuses Democrats Of ‘Hysterical’ Reaction To Right-Wing Judicial Activism
  • If the full number of members of either branch of the city council shall fail to be elected, or a vacancy shall occur in either branch, such branch shali declare a vacancy or vacancies to exist, and thereupon the board of aldern/en shall cause a new election to be held to fill the same. Acts and resolves passed by the General Court
  • There's something about winter and snow that eliminates sound, and in that immense and roofless vacancy you sense another presence, something that doesn't move.
  • By contrast, the ranks of subjects whom Andy represented, like himself, occluded and determinedly not smiling, is equally revealing, as if to conjure not so much by passive aggression as by vaguely sexualized sullenness, even vacancy, the dominant mood of international fame in the 1970s and early to mid-1980s. Archive 2009-01-01
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