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
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  • 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.
  • No empty rate is payable on a vacant building listed as being of special architectural or historic interest.
  • Are there any vacant rooms in this hotel?
  • I want to buy and rehabilitate vacant houses in Baltimore for resale.
  • But he insists on painting a picture with the same old hackneyed images and rancid cliches about salt-of-the-earth heartlanders and morally vacant or cowardly coastal cosmopolitans.
  • A church purchased vacant land as the site of a new building. Christianity Today
  • He will buried in the tomb left vacant after the remains of Pope John XXIII were exhumed from the cramped grotto under St. Peter's Basilica in 2001 and moved to the main floor following his beatification. USATODAY.com - Bells, white smoke to announce new pope
  • Vacant possession upon completion of purchase.
  • Fallen, she was now the ghost, dressed in cerement cloth, as vacant as the Mary Celeste. mordicai: crown me king!
  • A group of urban youngsters has turned a vacant piece of ground into a viable vegetable farm using hydroponics.
  • We anticipate a severe nursing shortage in the next few years and presently do not have enough lab or x-ray techs to fill vacant positions.
  • It was hard to tell, judging from her vacant stare totally fixed on the old man in front of them.
  • But in checking my thick copy of the IGFA's "2009 World Record Game Fishes" book, I see that 12 out of 15 possible IGFA state records for my home state of Vermont are vacant. How's Your Record Collection?
  • A striking, graphic array of evidence in the two books strongly suggests that it was Hodel who, on January 15, 1947, killed actress Elizabeth Short, then surgically cut her in two and transported the halved, nude, exsanguinated corpse — the internal organs kept painstakingly intact — to a vacant lot, where he laid the pieces out as if in imitation of certain Surrealist artworks by Man Ray. California Dreamgirl
  • The only building on the otherwise vacant block is a machinery shed.
  • Brittany, the blond cheerleader, has a vacant stare and huge eyelashes.
  • The relentless search for new revenues during the Dutch war had led him in 1673 to seek an extension of the regalian rights whereby the crown enjoyed the revenues of vacant episcopal sees.
  • Melistar rides a fuzzed bassline similar to Thomas Heckmann's ‘Amphetamine’ and blankly mimics Miss Kittin's vacant delivery.
  • The reactions are typical for the perceived losers of a so-called by-election in South Korea, one held to fill vacant seats. Korea's Lee Mulls Shake Up After Election
  • The mimic finally stumbled upon a vacant hole and squeezed inside; in a last ditch effort at threat display, it extended two sinuous tentacles 180 degrees apart, mimicking a snake!
  • The appointment was to fill the chair left vacant by Schwarz's retirement.
  • This is grand strategy by vacant syllogism and cliche.
  • Then again, the man who turned looning into a full-time career generally looks quite vacant.
  • Three months later the vacant position at the school has still not been filled and it seems there is no sign of the position being filled in the immediate future.
  • The plague decimated the working population of Europe, and this left large tracts of land vacant.
  • In magazines the ‘before’ photo always features the subject looking vacant, cross-eyed and miserable with massive bags under their eyes.
  • The cars thinned out, leaving only white lines marking vacant spaces.
  • Two premises became vacant recently and there has been frenzied speculation about who might take them over. Times, Sunday Times
  • Brittany, the blond cheerleader, has a vacant stare and huge eyelashes.
  • In Dyson's case, she was the permanent and permanently vacant Silicon Valley networker who got the job largely out of name recognition.
  • The council adopted a policy of merging schools where the position of headteacher at one falls vacant.
  • Vast areas of land behind the casinos and hotels are vacant lots where once family and holiday houses abounded. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then the King, passing to other subjects, brought up, of his own accord, the place of farmer-general, which happened to be vacant; and he said to Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • He was spared the sight of other vacant seats by former MPs who filled in the gaps. Times, Sunday Times
  • This week it advertised for nine vacant positions offered up with zero hours. The Sun
  • The hospital has no vacant beds.
  • This was before it was razed in the late '80s and stood vacant for years while the city government deliberated over what to build there.
  • I didn't move, but sat against the mast running my finger along the cut on my foot and looking vacantly at the green-brown wavelets parting before us, the boulders and cedars along the shore and cloud menagerie overhead.
  • He's pulled to his feet and stands vacantly and unhelpfully behind the coffin as it seesaws up the steps, carried by the royal family, in a confusion of priests and cameramen.
  • And we see the empty front desk and tiny silver bell... The vacant lobby, with its musty old rugs... The open elevator, waiting... The dining room, with its crisp white tablecloths .
  • One of the most ruthlessly funny segments has our vacant working girl revealing how she once sponsored a foster child - chosen for her big-eyed adorability.
  • A set of rooms next to mine was vacant, and Campion, who welcomed a new worker, had the two sets thrown into what house-agents term a commodious flat. Simon the Jester
  • The ancients, who had a very faint and imperfect knowledge of the great peninsula of Africa, were sometimes tempted to believe, that the torrid zone must ever remain destitute of inhabitants; 126 and they sometimes amused their fancy by filling the vacant space with headless men, or rather monsters; 127 with horned and cloven-footed satyrs; 128 with fabulous centaurs; 129 and with human pygmies, who waged a bold and doubtful warfare against the cranes. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Unobserved, he took the vacant upper berth of a crowded compartment and overheard the loud conversation of a group of British officers.
  • The delivery of vacant possession by the Vendor shall be supported by a Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) certifying that the said building is safe and fit for occupation.
  • She took a vacant seat at the table and looked over the map as well.
  • It coasted to a halt in a vacant parking space near the south end of the lot.
  • He reviewed the senior management structure before filling vacant top jobs overseeing cuts. The Sun
  • There were other monitors that switched views between empty hallways and vacant waiting areas.
  • Thousands of vacant properties were razed to the ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • Three candidates have been nominated for each vacant seat.
  • For example, they will be able to detect when a room is occupied or vacant and turn down the heating in a room with no people. Times, Sunday Times
  • We have been left a legacy of ugly, vacant and derelict land and also a hefty financial burden to clean it up.
  • She fixes those beady eyes on me, and I give her my best vacant stare back.
  • As soon as it was over the purged Councils annulled the results of the spring elections in 49 departments, leaving 177 vacant seats.
  • At present most of the island's septage is simply dumped on vacant land and such activity not only poses a threat to the environment, but public health as well, it is at worst unsafe and unhygienic.
  • I would catch him in his striped pajamas, staring vacantly at the wall, his thinning hair greasy from sleep. Double or Nothing
  • Oh, yes, " returned Carrie, vacantly, trying to arrange this curious proposition in her mind.
  • To this end, vacant plots of land, broad boulevards, thoroughfares, public gardens, and parks are used.
  • She guided us into the nurse's office, stopping for nothing, and sat us both gently down on a cot in one of the darkened sickrooms which was thankfully vacant.
  • South Ayrshire Council is not opposed to sporting clubs developing vacant land, even if a proposal is controversial or against planning policies.
  • The fire also scorched the side of a vacant building next door as well as the front of Persaud's brother's house, Vijay 'Bryon' Persaud who lived opposite. Stabroek News
  • Whenever the ball is up at the other end of the pitch, you should consolidate this position by standing stock still and staring into space, with a vacant, slightly gormless expression.
  • The site was previously occupied by a vacant detached bungalow.
  • This in turn has led to rapid evolution to fill the vacant or new ecological niches.
  • He gazed vacantly while the verdict and sentence were pronounced.
  • She had large vacant brown eyes.
  • Despite the economic slowdown, there is still a need for overseas workers to fill positions that remain vacant in many industries.
  • The yellow brick clinic stands vacant.
  • Parents should also know how many teaching posts were vacant when they applied to a school. Times, Sunday Times
  • In June 1880, the governor of Herat, Ayub Khan, left Herat with a small army, intent on seizing the throne of Kabul left vacant by the British deposition of his elder brother, Yakub Khan.
  • Thouron stood and murmured a respectful greeting, then removed the other papers from the single vacant chair in the cramped and fuggy room, feeling Laboughe's simmering eyes on him. Sepulchre
  • At 23 centimetres high and weighing 3,500 grams the candlesticks are highly ornamental, their tripod bases standing on scallop shell supports, centred by vacant medallions within acanthus leaf foliage on a matted ground.
  • Church members are more aware of volunteer opportunities, and vacant positions are being filled.
  • York Health Services Trust paid out more than £500,000 trying to fill vacant posts last year, more than twice the regional average.
  • Our crezy economy: people get foreclosed and move into rental housing, and meanwhile they properties they vacate remain vacant and lead to neighborhood blight and depressed property values for their neighbors, who are therefore encouraged to default as well because they have negative equity. Matthew Yglesias » By Request: The Foreclosure People
  • A species of territorial songbird colonizes a vacant region to which there is no further immigration.
  • Many remained locked out while others parted with huge sums of cash and one must think that they could well feel somewhat cheated given the vacant chairs inside.
  • The tally is 3.9 million homes and condos listed for sale, 2 million housing units sitting empty and another 3.7 million vacant and being held off of the market. Gold And Silver Shine Brightly As Currencies Race To The Bottom
  • After Tapia vacated the title in favour of a fruitless attempt to dethrone featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, Medina faced fellow Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in February for the vacant IBF featherweight championship.
  • Failing to get the vacant adjutancy Tolmer decided to migrate to South Australia.
  • First Flintoff continues his Botham impression with another hook for six, then guides one down to the vacant third-man boundary, and lastly lets fly square of the wicket.
  • There were no vehicles around; the place was vacant except for a forklift and some stacked wooden crates.
  • Such an occasion had now come, and he had desired his sister to give the new Lord Petty Bag no rest till he should have promised to use all his influence in getting the vacant prebend for Mark Robarts. Framley Parsonage
  • She breezes in and sits in the vacant chair on my right.
  • You can get there faster if you cut across the vacant lot.
  • My only option was playing on vacant lots and in the street.
  • When superintendencies became vacant, she played an important role in deciding upon replacements. The Mad Among Us
  • Your definition is the number of units of housing that is vacant and available for someone moving to the area to occupy. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Further Left You Are the Less You Know About Economics:
  • Researchers compared the total of vacant posts available in a string of locations with the number of jobless people there. The Sun
  • Those houses are kept vacant by agreement with organisations that are deinstitutionalising people or locating them in the community.
  • His cousin also obtained for him from the pope, without his knowledge, the provostship of the church of Geneva, then vacant: but the young clergyman held out a long time before he would accept of it. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March
  • He arrives in India today for an interview for the country's vacant national coaching job. Times, Sunday Times
  • They should also take care of maintaining vacant lots.
  • The first woman bishops could then be in post by the end of 2015 if a suitable see became vacant. Times, Sunday Times
  • The place has been vacant for a year.
  • Turned on its side and emptied of peanut butter, the Maxi is a watertight sleeping unit that can be rolled to any number of vacant lots. Paul Greenberg: Tips for Tougher Times
  • Tiberius next filled up the vacant tribuneship by getting one of his own dependents put into the office.
  • A space of ground large enough to accommodate perhaps thirty tents according to the Crusaders 'rules of castrametation, was partly vacant --- because, in ostentation, the knight had demanded ground to the extent of his original retinue --- partly occupied by The Talisman
  • The "demies," who were offered nominations to the fellowships thus rendered vacant, supported their seniors, and, in their turn, too, were driven out; they had showed their contempt for James 'intruded fellows by "cocking their hats" at them, and by drinking confusion to the Pope. The Charm of Oxford
  • The hospital had to close its emergency intake wards at night because it had only five doctors doing the work of 14, as vacant posts lie unfilled.
  • Marco actually reached for the spare sheet of paper on Nick's otherwise vacant desk, but Nick brought his fist down hard onto Marco's fingers.
  • In 1817 he retired to Dublin, where in 1818 he put his name forward for the vacant Catholic archbishopric of Armagh and was astonished when the pope said yes. American Connections
  • But opera is politically neutral and the Khabarovsk opera house was vacant most of the time.
  • Before you leave on vacation, follow these tips and feel more secure about your home being vacant.
  • Sprawl and malls are filling in the vacant lots and woodlands where we used to play; rivers and streams are culverted, channelized, and barren; and the coasts, lakesides, and mountains are spotted with trophy homes and locked gates.
  • At the Federal election there was a 3-cornered contest in the vacant seat of Moncrieff.
  • A few months ago a young property entrepreneur bought a vacant house, redecorated it and sold it for twice the original value.
  • For musicians, there is now a sense of relevance and pertinence to their voice that has been vacant for nearly thirty years.
  • His pain is in his vacant stare and frazzled nerves. Times, Sunday Times
  • Of the 28, eight are vacant - including the notorious Chelsea Hotel, which jollers of the 80s and 90s may remember as a sleazy pool hangout.
  • On the Bowling Green near Manhattan's southern tip, for instance, stood a vacant pedestal enclosed by an iron fence around which stray pigs often rooted.
  • They want to sell the house with vacant possession so they have asked their tenants to leave.
  • Vacant possession upon completion of purchase.
  • She seemed dazed, passive and vacant. Times, Sunday Times
  • Now, as momentum picks up, vacant spots downtown are filling in, like a jigsaw puzzle falling into place.
  • Then we come to the present situation where there are only six lots which are vacant and we look at the sales that are attracted there.
  • The front end of a U. S.-market SM, with only four sealed-beam headlamps, looks somewhat vacant compared to its European counterpart. Jalopnik
  • This is best done by not using 'unoccupied', 'abandoned' and 'vacant' interchangeably. Firehouse.com: In The Line Of Duty
  • He hastily boarded the bus and found the nearest vacant seat, flinging his bag on the window seat and plonking himself on the aisle seat, his favourite spot on the whole bus.
  • She gathered two stacks of hay into a wheelbarrow and pushed the barrow to the stall that was vacant.
  • Half way down the coach was a vacant seat.
  • He had been made into a Lieutenant, and that was something of a miracle for a man who had joined the army as an illiterate Private, and he had been brevetted a Captain, which meant he was paid as such even though his true rank remained Lieutenant, but he could only get the real promotion if he either purchased a vacant Captaincy or, much less likely, was promoted by Lawford. Sharpe's Escape
  • This in turn has led to rapid evolution to fill the vacant or new ecological niches.
  • You see them all over New York - narrow vacant lots with the outlines of the old building etched on the walls of its neighbors.
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper could at any time call a by-election in the riding of Toronto-Danforth which was left vacant by the death of Jack Layton. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • One lodge owner tells me 80% of his rooms are vacant. Times, Sunday Times
  • By law the program is supposed to help blighted areas that wouldn't attract sufficient economic development "without the benefits of tax increment financing" - that is, areas that won't improve unless the city ponies up to get rid of "dilapidation," vacant buildings, and environmental problems and bolster infrastructure. Chicago Reader
  • At the same time, he installed a Norman into the archbishopric of York, left vacant by the death of Ealdred in that year, and replaced four other English bishops implicated in the uprisings with Norman prelates.
  • Glancing up from my notes at the old man—his expression vacant, his head trembling slightly—it was impossible to imagine him involved in such an action. CONSPIRATA
  • The funding will help to improve business premises, bringing vacant or under-used floorspace back into use and assist new-build projects.
  • Old properties torn down and vacant lots just breed crime. Times, Sunday Times
  • While the Israeli and Palestinian territories are ever more disconnected from one another - whether walls of concrete, walls of hate, walls of psychosis incubated in the vacant lots of empty childhoods, or even literary festivals celebrating Israeli and Palestinian writers at the same time yet completely without acknowledgment of the other - we remain insistent on our island-like existence, instead of accepting we are each promontories and peninsulas. Qanta Ahmed, MD: The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play
  • At the Block M bus terminal, twin ticket booths were already installed in the underground hall, but were vacant and nonoperational.
  • The top post in the delegation was still vacant.
  • Most hospitals are scrambling like crazy to try to fill vacant positions.
  • He stared back with a vacant expression and his mouth slightly ajar.
  • There was even a vacant space next to my car when I left it.
  • There are still a few vacant seats on the bus to Knock on Sunday, September 26.
  • The post fell vacant following Stuart Gulliver's decision to take up a new academic position.
  • Maureen sits there staring vacantly across the table, a stray bit of spittle drooling out of the side of her mouth…
  • Rush hour was running at full tilt, and all vacant cabs were off duty, so he set off walking crosstown. NEW YORK DEAD
  • She noticed Vincent's vacant look as he stared down at the river.
  • Looking across the bay or large alcove from the Zejua’s restaurant area, one could see in the distance, like a mirage, this lovely tropical, coconut tree strewn island like beach, “vacant” and worthy of visiting for a life time. The First Time You Saw Mexico....
  • Drivers enter a postcode or street name and are shown a map of all vacant parking spaces in the area. Times, Sunday Times
  • The body of all the cardinals that elect the pope, assist him in governing the church, and administer the Holy See when the papacy is vacant.
  • Xiangzi grinned vacantly, not catching his hidden meaning.
  • Ketteler, and, after his death, the see was left vacant in consequence of the attitude of the government, the payment of the episcopal dotation was suspended in 1880 and numerous parishes (about one fourth) left without a pastor. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • She leaves vacant her Ohio seat, a bellwether and one of the most vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Which probably explains why they looked pretty vacant. The Sun
  • The vacant seat of the financial minister is hotly contested among politicians.
  • The director of corporate development, Tom Smith, will fill the seat left vacant by Chen.
  • She sucked up her spittle, rubbed her eyes, and raised the lids to reveal two cloudy white globes, as vacant of use as a dewclaw. The Welkening
  • Then there's Dad handing his procrastinator a book on successful college essays and watching the boy vacantly turn it over in his hands. 'Crazy U,' by Andrew Ferguson, about his family's college admissions experience
  • Many proclaimed Penn was a new man at 170-pounds and that he was well on course to securing either a third bout with champion Georges St-Pierre or a shot at the vacant strap, should the French-Canadian eventually succumb to the wishes of fans and dip his toes in middleweight waters. Elliot Worsell: BJ Penn -- What Next?
  • Thousands of vacant properties were razed to the ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • The site is currently vacant and is used for environmental monitoring to ensure the former refuse site next door is not contaminating surrounding land.
  • Over five years ago it had decided to sell its farms when they fell vacant.
  • I go about vacantly smiling upon people and feeling like a ghost....
  • The plan to appoint a brace of relatively young clerks to vacant bishoprics would destroy any prospect of him recovering effective control over the English church.
  • Vacant gaps on the slopes are filled with deep blue-green clumps of vegetation and sculpted sandstone outcroppings jut from the ridge line in a continuation of the sea floor's tilt.
  • It is my decision that to be fair to the last two reigning champions of record, Hogan and Andre, and to furthermore be fair with the number-one contenders who would have faced either Andre or Hogan as champion, I now declare the title vacant. WWE Championship
  • The post of principal of the theatre school became vacant and he leapt at the chance.
  • Up to £2,000 is available for new businesses occupying vacant premises and employing at least one member of staff.
  • The vacant seat of the financial minister is hotly contested among politicians.
  • With the title vacant, a good win puts me right in line for a shot at the belt," said De Laronde. Edmonton Sun
  • She gathered two stacks of hay into a wheelbarrow and pushed the barrow to the stall that was vacant.
  • Old properties torn down and vacant lots just breed crime. Times, Sunday Times
  • She's tired of calling Public Works to get someone to clean vacant lots or haul away abandoned cars that line nearby streets.
  • There was a sense of outrage that local councils, in particular, were allowing properties to stand vacant, unrepaired and unmanaged. Times, Sunday Times
  • This in turn has led to rapid evolution to fill the vacant or new ecological niches.
  • And true enough, for my father's younger brother, being landless, took the yardland gladly when it fell vacant, and agreed to do service for it, but for all that he was born free, like all my kin. The Raven In The Foregate
  • Brewster, addressing the loose ball at an awkward height, cut his low volley into a vacant corner of the net.
  • a vacant expression
  • According to Blase, Somos Republicans is working independently from the party structure to register Hispanics as Repubican voters, recruit Hispanics to fill vacant Republican precinct committeeperson slots, and recruit more Hispanic candidates to run on the Republican ticket. Dawn Teo: Not Snark: GOP Hispanic Organizer Renounces GOP to Recruit for GOP
  • She peered around corners and snooped in vacant desks searching for anything that might be deemed incriminating.
  • The building has been vacant since it closed as a residential college 20 years ago.
  • She easily captures this grasping floozy, with just a curl of her bee-stung lips and her eyes alternately vacant and cunning.
  • As the remaining chapters of this book demonstrate, the women I met and worked with in Magude did not have vacant or "garbled" memories. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • He is mentioned almost weekly as the heir apparent to some imminently vacant throne.
  • Because I'm a believer in democracy and I prefer a contested vote to an uncontested filling of a vacant position.
  • I was passing the time with an egg sandwich and a vacant stare at the aisles of magazines. Times, Sunday Times
  • Squatters occupy vacant lots in the upscale neighborhood where the Kumars live in Hyderabad, and their campfires give the warm air a smoky smell.
  • Unq Johnny si LastActionHero, vor fi adaugate si acele seriale, dar doar dupa ce se intorc sefii din vacanta. Seriale tv - TvBlog
  • We had ventured into this vacant house, as I have said: its larders were well plenished; its vaults were full of marshalled brigades of bottles and battaglia of casks. John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
  • They may headhunt her for the vacant position of Executive Producer.
  • Asadar, cand la ei e 8 seara, pe la noi e 8 dimineata in urmatoarea zi. de cand au intrat serialele in vacanta, nu mai tin minte exact ... "apar" [stiti la ce ma refer] sa zicem ca ex: Gossip Girl - 1 sept ora 23: 59. apare pe 1 dimineata sau pe 2 dimineata? faza cu ora ma incurca zanduka: zugravu, comentariile tale nu sunt nici la spam ... Blogul iubitorilor de seriale Tv - TvBlog
  • It's vacant condo roundness is perfect for the ballpark penthouse boxes with the media boxes on top. Congratulations, Beaverton (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • By building their network, they're in place to be recruited when a position becomes vacant. The Sun
  • Sometimes this means police officers help neighborhood members clear out vacant lots and rusting cars.
  • As she walked beside Archer with her long swinging gait her face wore the vacant serenity of a young marble athlete.

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