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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMPTY-HANDED

My service to the Prince, but I wish he had not come here so empty-handed.

He went, however, only to return a few hours later, empty-handed.

But game was scarce and Jack was returning to Gardiner empty-handed and disgusted.

He was compelled to return to England as empty-handed as when he went out.

The farm was poor and was mortgaged, and empty-handed I turned away.

“But I cannot have you return to England empty-handed,” he resumed.

To our mutual chagrin we met at the appointed rendezvous all of us empty-handed.

Why, man, do you suppose they would welcome us if we went to them empty-handed?

The messengers had not been sent up to Babylon empty-handed.

Can you suppose that we are likely to run when we see you empty-handed?

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.