vacantly

[ UK /vˈe‍ɪkəntli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in a vacant manner
    she was staring vacantly into the room
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How To Use vacantly In A Sentence

  • Like Querelle, men in tatty soiled uniforms are flexing their muscles, while others stare vacantly into the middle distance.
  • Maggie stared vacantly, mouth gaping, like the tiny circles Gina used to draw above the i's in her name. None of the Above
  • It too has the gift of disguise, now appearing as a wild-eyed woman, now as a vacantly smiling man.
  • All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor.
  • You see the solitary old gentleman, sitting out on the kerbstone everyday, staring vacantly into nowhere.
  • Once in a while, later in the evening, when alcohol seems to have worked some reanimation charm, some of the zombies will start to emulate human beings, leaving only the most inanimate standing vacantly in front of the band. Modern Bands and Zombies « Colleen Anderson
  • Wrapped in their torn blankets, they would sit or lie on the ground, staring vacantly into space, unaware of who or where they were, strangers to their surroundings. r_urell: The Perils of Indifference
  • All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor.
  • Wanless, answered enquiries as to Ingram's behaviour under what Mrs. Percival otiosely called "his bereavement," echoed speculations at to his whereabouts -- played, in short, vacantly an empty part, and kept her mother upon tenterhooks. Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution
  • I finished what I was doing and went to join the jollity, sitting in a corner, smiling vacantly.
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