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vacant

Law (of an estate, etc.) having no heir or claimant
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echoed Barnaby, sitting upright upon the floor, and staring vacantly at Gabriel, as he thrust his hair back from his face.
Ariel sat watching him with vacantly staring eyes and vacantly open mouth.
He went on speaking, more and more vacantly, more and more rapidly.
Leaning on the parapet of the balcony, Agnes looked vacantly into the black void beneath.
As the Jew uttered these words, his bright dark eyes, which had been staring vacantly before him, fell on Oliver's face; the boy's eyes were fixed on his in mute curiousity; and although the recognition was only for an instant--for the briefest space of time that can possibly be conceived--it was enough to show the old man that he had been observed.
On the few occasions we have embarked down the 'literary road' for a bit they've ended up staring vacantly out of the window, nodding mechanically and (secretly hoping, I'm sure) I'd shut up and suggest having a coffee.
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Only the night before my inspiring meeting I'd been vacantly watching the Real Houswives of Orange County and dreaming of a life in the sun - something that happens every year as the cold and dark sets in.
After the ruling Campbell appeared crestfallen, gazing vacantly ahead in silence as he was told he would be heading straight to jail.
The center of the composition is taken up by a tall and narrow element set off by red contours (it might be a cloudy mirror or else the vacantly abstract representation of a painting) framing a gradual transition from gray along the bottom edge toward white at the top.
while he stares vacantly, fixed on the collapse of Poland instead of the