01. I'd better do some baking; the cookie jar is almost [empty].
02. The gas tank is completely [empty]; we're going to have to walk.
03. My son does a lot of sports, and he can [empty] our fridge in a single meal!
04. The artist stood in front of his [empty] canvas with a paintbrush in his hand.
05. His voiced echoed off the walls of the [empty] room.
06. The children got up in the middle of the night and [emptied] the cookie jar.
07. He [emptied] his glass in one gulp.
08. When the police found her stolen purse, it had been [emptied] of all its contents.
09. The house feels [empty] now that the kids have gone.
10. The thieves quickly [emptied] the vault of all the money, and made their escape.
11. The house was [empty] when I arrived. Everyone was either at work or at school.
12. The boy's room in residence is just full of [empty] beer bottles.
13. I felt so [empty] after my divorce.
14. After getting fired, she felt [empty] inside.
15. The children [emptied] their bags of candy onto the table.
16. The Fraser River [empties] into the Pacific Ocean.
17. The waitress was busy [emptying] the ashtrays into the garbage.
18. After the party, we took all our [empties] to the bottle depot and got $30 for them.
19. I thought there was still some beer left, but all the cans I saw were just [empties].
20. Your feeling of [emptiness] will go away with time, and I'm sure you'll meet another girl.
21. The [emptiness] of the desert seems strange after living by the forest all my life.
22. Somebody left an [empty] carton of milk in the fridge.
23. A feeling of uneasiness came over him as he entered the old, [empty] house.
24. She stared [emptily] at the photos of her ex-boyfriend.
25. She completely [emptied] her purse on the floor, but still couldn't find her car keys.
26. He had always felt his life was [empty] of meaning, until he met Molly and had a family.
27. The policeman ordered the young men to [empty] their pockets.
28. The stadium [emptied] immediately after the game had ended.
29. The word "karate" means "empty hand."
30. There is a German proverb which observes that good bargains [empty] your pockets.
31. A Japanese proverb observes that happiness rarely keeps company with an [empty] stomach.
32. A Filipino proverb states that if a bamboo tube makes a loud sound, it is [empty].
33. A Berber proverb notes that if God were not forgiving, heaven would be [empty].
34. A German proverb notes that it is better to have an [empty] purse than an [empty] head.
35. Malcolm Forbes once observed that education's purpose is to replace an [empty] mind with an open one.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Empty — Emp ty (?; 215), a. [Compar. {Emptier}; superl. {Emptiest}.] [AS. emtig, [ae]mtig, [ae]metig, fr. [ae]mta, [ae]metta, quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G. emsig busy.] 1. Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empty — adj 1 Empty, vacant, blank, void, vacuous mean lacking the contents that could or should be present. Something is empty which has nothing in it; something is vacant which is without an occupant, incumbent, tenant, inmate, or the person or thing… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • empty — [emp′tē] adj. emptier, emptiest [ME emti & (with intrusive p ) empti < OE æmettig, unoccupied, lit., at leisure < æmetta, leisure (< æ , without + base of motan, to have to: see MUST1) + ig, Y2] 1. containing nothing; having nothing in… …   English World dictionary

  • empty — ► ADJECTIVE (emptier, emptiest) 1) containing nothing; not filled or occupied. 2) having no meaning or likelihood of fulfilment: an empty threat. 3) having no value or purpose. ► VERB (empties, emptied) …   English terms dictionary

  • empty — c.1200, from O.E. æmettig at leisure, not occupied, unmarried, from æmetta leisure, from æ not + metta, from motan to have (see MIGHT (Cf. might)). The p is a euphonic insertion. Sense evolution from at leisure to empty is paralleled in several… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Empty — Emp ty, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emptied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emptying}.] To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empty — [adj1] containing nothing abandoned, bare, barren, blank, clear, dead, deflated, depleted, desert, deserted, desolate, despoiled, destitute, devoid, dry, evacuated, exhausted, forsaken, godforsaken*, hollow, lacking, stark, unfilled, unfurnished …   New thesaurus

  • empty of — completely without (something) The arena was empty of spectators. The streets are now empty of traffic. • • • Main Entry: ↑empty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Empty — Emp ty, n.; pl. {Empties}. An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, special rates for empties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empty — Emp ty, v. i. 1. To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean. [1913 Webster] 2. To become empty. The chapel empties. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empty — index barren, baseless, consume, deficient, deplete, devoid, diminish, dissipate (expend foolishly), evacuate …   Law dictionary

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