emptiness emptiness  /ˈɛmpti nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of containing nothing
  2. (n) having an empty stomach
  3. (n) an empty area or space
  4. (n) the quality of being valueless or futile

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Usage(s):

  1. We all know how treacherous are words, and how often we use them to paper over embarrassment, or emptiness, or fear of the larger spaces that silence brings.
  2. A very few of the very rich have some awareness of the emptiness--if not the medieval corruption--of ransoming one's sins.
  3. Elegance is usually an imposition, a set of mannerisms employed by the swells to cover their emptiness and maintain their distance from us plebeians.

News

  • Phil Mickelson: Is Glass Half Empty or Half Full for Lefty After 2013 US Open?

    Words like “ torture ” and “ emptiness ” are being thrown around about Phil Mickelson after taking home his sixth silver medal from the USGA . Even Phil used the word “heartbreak” in the wake of the loss. As he should.  There’s a distinction that needs to be made between the perception of Phil Mickelson’s Sunday at the U.S. Open and his future.    Sunday’s glass is not half empty—that’s too kind ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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Quotes

  1. "The pain and emptiness of losing my brother Billy, my girlfriend Jeannie and my dog Nip are enormous," Green said. "They were always supportive and loving and stuck by me during my struggles."
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Ken Green Source: AFP

  2. Along the docks and the palm-lined pier, "Everyone stood there and followed the boat with their eyes," Valerie Kevorkian, a dive shop operator and scuba instructor, recalled, "and then there was only emptiness ...... a ghostly feeling."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Jack Kevorkian Source: Forbes

  3. "The men and women in our technical age risk becoming victims of their own intellectual and technical achievements, ending up in spiritual barrenness and emptiness of heart," the Pope said.
    on Dec 25, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: BBC News

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