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1. Maths Logic (of a set or class) containing no members
2. Philosophy Logic (of a name or description) having no reference

empty

[′em·tē]
(ordnance)
In ammunition nomenclature, indicating that the munition does not contain a payload, but is designed to contain one at the time of final use.
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Maybe economical, they will stamp out all stupid solution the mounds soon a view of panels the space of the Central Park affects emptily
At first it seems emptily inspiring, Keating singing about sticking up for yourself in the face of anything that comes your way, and then there's an unusual reference to Nazi boxing champ, Max Schmelling.
He studied the egg carefully, as though considering a tiny omelet, before flinging it across the yard, where it shattered emptily.
She ended her story with a puff on her freshly lit cigarette and smiled emptily at me through the smoke.
One becomes like a vessel floating emptily, aimlessly, uncertain of the past and very disconnected from the future.
UNAMID, has echoed emptily at the African Union's C[pounds sterling]Peace and
But even after a soldier found him sitting in a wooden supply shack, staring emptily into space, even after his face grew gaunt from weight loss, even after he was unable to form the thoughts necessary to give a morning briefing, McKinney kept going out on patrol.
So this evening I walked emptily to the room I would soon vacate, wondering what future there was for me, a new Zimbabwean" (246).
To underscore this condition, Claire Fontaine, an artistic duo taking its collective name from a brand of school notebooks, makes works that look emptily reminiscent of others--Naumanesque textual neon signs, Warholian serial screenprints, and Duchampian objets trouves (on view here were some heavy-handed airport waste bins filled with discarded water bottles and sharp instruments).
Massed ranks of plastic picnic chairs stand neatly, emptily in front of the grandstand, waiting to be pressed into service.
while empty busses rumbled emptily on wicked wheels.
Dance, for example, is clearly metaphorized throughout the play--as social grace, combat, service, ritual--but its language removed from the dialectical context of the drama seems as emptily abstract as the danse sans musique in the intermede which follows Act 1.