[ US /ˈveɪkənt/ ]
[ UK /vˈe‍ɪkənt/ ]
  1. void of intelligence or thought
    a vacant mind
  2. without an occupant or incumbent
    the throne is never vacant
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How To Use vacant In A Sentence

  • Already-strapped budgets were being cut further and all vacant positions were frozen, leaving a staffing shortage throughout campus.
  • He was excellently placed to be the next Poet Laureate when the position fell vacant in ninety-six.
  • At this point the imagery begins to repeat itself in different iterations, as it will for the rest of the novel: The man is at the station where the woman is now looking at him "vacantly"; the dog appears again, blocking his path; he walks along the street, where "a cyclist is trying to pedal along," the fish in his saddle bag now joined by a loaf of bread on top of it. Experimental Fiction
  • Success attended him, and the pacha, his predecessor, having in his opinion, as well as in that of the sultan, remained an unusual time in office, by an accusation enforced by a thousand purses of gold, he was enabled to produce a bowstring for his benefactor; and the sultan's "firmaun" appointed him to the vacant pachalik. The Pacha of Many Tales
  • Unlike most SXSW acts, which perform in vacant lots or cave-like bars, Mr. West will perform at a decommissioned power plant capacity: 2,500, with eight cameramen filming the set for release online. Kanye Steals the Spotlight
  • Probably I should not have troubled myself to do so, had I been full in front; but I observed that she immediately began to slip her books into her cabas again; and, presently, after I had returned to the estrade, while I was arranging the mass of compositions, I heard the folding-door again open and close; and, on looking up, I perceived her place vacant. The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
  • When the ‘toddlers' truce’ was lifted the search was on for programmes to pack the vacant hour; Twizzle helped fill the vacuum.
  • White's allegorical space is a vacant sprawling composition, slanting and inclined in a rigid fixture devoid of primary colours or people.
  • His mind seems completely vacant.
  • It decided against filling the vacant post and the position won't be reviewed until later in the year.
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