vacuity

Part of speech: noun

Emptiness; a void; vacuum.

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Usage examples "vacuity":

  1. Fenellan's tone signified to his feverish sensibility of the moment, that the matter was personal; and the intimation of a touch on domestic affairs caused sinkings in his vacuity, much as though his heart were having a fall. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. But, more significant to Duchesne, and perhaps more perplexing, was a certain morose abstraction, which took the place of his former vacuity of contentment, and an intolerance of his attendants, which supplanted his old habitual trustfulness to their care, that had been varied only by the occasional querulousness of an invalid. - "A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready", Bret Harte.
  3. My suffering had now grown dull by its own excess, and I had moments of restless vacuity, the nearest approach to peace I had yet experienced. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.