My house was not empty though I was gone.
It was an empty vodka bottle.
Bird Song was empty when the Deans returned after retrieving the Jeep and making their way to the inn by back streets.
She noticed the nearly empty gin bottle for the first time.
He came in empty-handed.
Pierre led them to the empty, well-lit helicopter hangar, where several men crowded around a still body on the hangar floor.
His purse was always empty because it was open to everyone.
They emptied all the water into four canteens and took four empty ones with them.
And if Martha's discovery had been substituted with the theater prop, he'd bet his boots there was an empty trunk out there somewhere!
Bird Song wasn't locked and the place was empty most of today—even Maria was watching the parade.
"I'm looking for a little information," Dean added as he took an empty seat.
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.
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.
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.
An empty stomach made the experience less embarrassing.
Dean grabbed the near-empty plate, salvaging the few remaining morsels while Pumpkin was searching for more empty pockets to fill as he rose to leave.
When the meal ended and the dishes were put to bed, the three withdrew to the parlor, now empty of guests who were either dining uptown or waiting in line to do so.
Wynn lounged in his seat at the garden table, an empty wine glass before him.
Too much alcohol on an empty stomach.
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."
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.
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.
Bird Song was empty, or so they thought, when they returned.
He sat on a sofa while she settled into a leather rocker where she'd evidently been sitting, as there was a nearly empty pint of vodka on the table next to her.
"But it can't be he, alone in the midst of this empty field!" thought Rostov.
"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.
He's handsome, mysterious and fills an empty spot... but love?
Once the floors had been waxed and the furniture polished, the house sparkled - in an empty kind of way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We motored by moderately maintained modest houses and empty spaces before turning onto the main street.
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.
Glancing through the open door of the adjoining room where I'd left Howie, I found it not only empty, but absent of Quinn's equipment as well!
An hour later, he returned to Yully's room empty-handed.
Sofia stuffed Dr. Bylun's paper into her empty cup, tossed it, and joined the onlookers lining the street.
The room was empty aside from the table.
On her way to see Zamon, she stepped into an empty hallway before trying to call a portal.
It wasn't as if he was around much when he was in town, so an empty place at the table just meant an extra potato.
"Costumes," the lady said, disappointment like empty socks at Christmas ringing in her voice.
But cogent thoughts were few and he began to feel like an empty-nested squirrel facing a long, tough winter.
When Dean returned to Bird Song, it was mid-morning, but if he expected a quiet empty building with the Dawkinses at the courthouse and the rest of the clientele enjoying the splendors of Ouray, he was wrong.
He knocked before opening her door and saw her wardrobe empty with clothes piled and stacked on the bed.
His eyes were black and empty, his frame small and wiry.
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 ...
The birds had flown, and their empty nests in the bare trees were filled with snow.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
An empty space of some seven hundred yards was all that separated them.
During one of these attacks they carried off my empty portmanteau and my dressing gown.
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.
"To leave the town empty," explains Count Rostopchin.
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.
His empty gaze shifted momentarily from the window to her face.
She started the coffee and picked up an empty pop bottle from the counter to discard in the trash.
Life was empty without him and no one seemed to be anxious to replace him - especially her parents.
"Bordeaux," Fritz broke the silence, placing his empty plate on the ground.
Three empty bedrooms were closed off to the heat, as well as a full bath that looked as though it hadn't been used in years.
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.
Without Quinn the stuff is as useless as an empty bottle.
We were nearly across the empty floor before a clerk spotted us.
You are like an empty vessel.
The Other's bedchamber had been empty, as if the otherworldly creature was permanently gone.
It, too, was empty, as if the Other had fled and was taking Yully with him.
We left an empty bottle by his car and tent and drove back in the Ford.
It would help to think of him as Alex, instead of an empty shell.
Later he came through the patio door with an empty coffee mug and set it in the sink.
He'd extended an olive branch and come back empty-handed.
In fact, it was empty, except for the nun who brought her breakfast.
The waiting room consisted of two chairs, an empty magazine rack, and a potted plant in the corner.
Sometimes he could see out into the hallway and the empty cell across from his; sometimes he couldn't.
Several stories of empty rooms rewarded their search, but nothing more; so after a time they came back to the platform again.
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.
The stores are empty, the roads impassable.
I must have guessed incorrectly as I saw only empty camp sites beyond.
"My dear Han, you were right about these damn moods," she said in the empty hallway.
Just like every other soul collector Gabriel sent out the past week, Harmony had gone on a mission and returned empty-handed.
Carmen followed Dulce into the empty hallway.
It wasn't wise to allow a canteen to go empty in this country, but the water supply was getting low.