other words for empty-handed
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
There were five or six fishermen staying at the hotel, and they came in one by one, empty-handed.
However, it sometimes happens that the ghost disappoints them, and that the hunters return in the evening hungry and empty-handed.
Why, man, do you suppose they would welcome us if we went to them empty-handed?
She was now empty-handed but the startled guardian of the peace was slow to realize it.
It was not supper, it was Fry who came in empty-handed, leaving the door open.
May none who read this be found starless or empty-handed in that day!
The boy walked all day, went miles and miles, rather than own himself beaten and come home to her empty-handed.
Then Simon returned, empty-handed, and Lily's eye indicated to him her real opinion of the value of a male in a crisis.
We got back to Castleconnell just as the fishermen were coming in, and it was far from empty-handed they were this time.
There Giles, empty-handed, made for the rear linhay, and faced round with a puckered brow.