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  • n  the absence of matter
  • n  a region that is devoid of matter
  • n  total lack of meaning or ideas

  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a smart fellow if not yet a wise one, gave the Republican response to Obama's speech and quickly became the poster boy for his party's vacuity and .
  • God it had killed and in his stead had raised up gadgets; and in gadgets had gone haring into outer space to hide from an inner vacuity unbearable to contemplate.
  • Trying to disguise its narrative vacuity with sentiment, slam cuts and anachronistic songs, this movie made my tortured viscera beg for mercy.

  • Tony Blair in Reuters UK
    The real problem was not the brilliance of the Tory conference, but the hubris and vacuity of our own. This meant the Tories, by having something to say on policy, appeared substantial and to represent the future,Blair wrote. "There has...
  • Edward Albee in Kansas City infoZine
    Albee describes his work as "an examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, and emasculation and vacuity, a stand against the fiction that...
  • Anthony Tommasini in Reuters
    In the New York Times, writing after the opera closed, Anthony Tommasini said it listed into "abstract episodes of musical and dramatic vacuity."

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