It wasn't wise to allow a canteen to go empty in this country, but the water supply was getting low.
Rights do not mean much, he reasoned, to those with an "empty stomach, shirtless back, roofless dwellings ... unemployment and poverty, no education or medical attention."
Wynn lounged in his seat at the garden table, an empty wine glass before him.
I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm.
She listened joyfully (as though she had not expected it) to the charm of the notes reverberating, filling the whole empty ballroom, and slowly dying away; and all at once she felt cheerful.
Once the floors had been waxed and the furniture polished, the house sparkled - in an empty kind of way.
Someone else decides to empty the cities and send all the young people to go fight in the war?
From the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz., that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence ...
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
Then they began to wander merrily about searching for nuts, climbing trees, peeping curiously into the empty birds' nests, and playing hide and seek from behind the trees.
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
They strut about on the stage of the play like they were very famous actors.
What man but a philosopher would not be ashamed to see his furniture packed in a cart and going up country exposed to the light of heaven and the eyes of men, a beggarly account of empty boxes?
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.
Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket.
And I've had a bit cut off, you see... he went on with a smile, pointing to the empty sleeve of his dressing gown.
"Now to tell one's fortune in the empty bathhouse is frightening!" said an old maid who lived with the Melyukovs, during supper.
The squadron overtook and passed the infantry and the battery--which had also quickened their pace--rode down a hill, and passing through an empty and deserted village again ascended.
That's what I was saying to you-- those German gentlemen won't win the battle tomorrow but will only make all the mess they can, because they have nothing in their German heads but theories not worth an empty eggshell and haven't in their hearts the one thing needed tomorrow--that which Timokhin has.
The masters are going away and the whole house will be empty, said the old woman to the old attendant.
Those sent to fetch the deputation had returned with the news that Moscow was empty, that everyone had left it.
It was empty in the sense that a dying queenless hive is empty.
Formerly only bees laden with honey flew into the hive, and they flew out empty; now they fly out laden.
When with due circumspection Napoleon was informed that Moscow was empty, he looked angrily at his informant, turned away, and silently continued to walk to and fro.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers--but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
Within a week the peasants who came with empty carts to carry off plunder were stopped by the authorities and made to cart the corpses out of the town.
He's handsome, mysterious and fills an empty spot... but love?
Pulling into a well lit empty parking lot, she parked the car to the side.
She stared down at the empty camp.
He's thirty-six years old and starting life over; he's an empty box.
I trudged through a boring day, knowing I'd return to an empty apartment as Betsy was off to Los Angeles for the entire week.
"To leave the town empty," explains Count Rostopchin.
In the United States, de Tocqueville's voluntary associations still do the job and anyone willing to make her way to a church or food pantry and say she is hungry will not leave empty handed.
An empty space of some seven hundred yards was all that separated them.
"But it can't be he, alone in the midst of this empty field!" thought Rostov.
The stores are empty, the roads impassable.
During one of these attacks they carried off my empty portmanteau and my dressing gown.
Too much alcohol on an empty stomach.
Sometimes he could see out into the hallway and the empty cell across from his; sometimes he couldn't.
The door closed with an ominous boom that echoed throughout what sounded like a massive but empty chamber.
He shielded his eyes and gazed into an empty prison cell opposite his.
In fact, it was empty, except for the nun who brought her breakfast.