My house was not empty though I was gone.
An empty stomach did little to relieve her misery, though.
It wasn't wise to allow a canteen to go empty in this country, but the water supply was getting low.
It was an empty vodka bottle.
Wynn lounged in his seat at the garden table, an empty wine glass before him.
Life was empty without him and no one seemed to be anxious to replace him - especially her parents.
They emptied all the water into four canteens and took four empty ones with them.
Once the floors had been waxed and the furniture polished, the house sparkled - in an empty kind of way.
He's thirty-six years old and starting life over; he's an empty box.
Sofia stuffed Dr. Bylun's paper into her empty cup, tossed it, and joined the onlookers lining the street.
He'd extended an olive branch and come back empty-handed.
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.
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I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest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 dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.
Successes were limited for the week with one found child, accidently trapped in a locked room of an empty house and one spousal abduction, in the face of a restraining order.
Prior to its construction, a school bus could only pass over it empty, necessitating the children to alight, walk, and rejoin their transportation of the far side.
I must have guessed incorrectly as I saw only empty camp sites beyond.
Without Quinn the stuff is as useless as an empty bottle.
The room was empty aside from the table.
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."
Someone else decides to empty the cities and send all the young people to go fight in the war?
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
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.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
During one of these attacks they carried off my empty portmanteau and my dressing gown.
He went to the cot in confusion, sure that he would find it empty and that the nurse had been hiding the dead baby.
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.
For the last two days, ever since leaving home, Pierre had been living in the empty house of his deceased benefactor, Bazdeev.
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.
"To leave the town empty," explains Count Rostopchin.
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.
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.