Thesaurus / 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.

The Charm of IrelandBurton Egbert Stevenson

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?

The Rover's SecretHarry Collingwood

She was now empty-handed but the startled guardian of the peace was slow to realize it.

Anderson Crow, DetectiveGeorge Barr McCutcheon

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!

Everlasting PearlAnna Magdalena Johannsen

The boy walked all day, went miles and miles, rather than own himself beaten and come home to her empty-handed.

Sons and LoversDavid Herbert Lawrence

Then Simon returned, empty-handed, and Lily's eye indicated to him her real opinion of the value of a male in a crisis.

HugoArnold Bennett

We got back to Castleconnell just as the fishermen were coming in, and it was far from empty-handed they were this time.

The Charm of IrelandBurton Egbert Stevenson

There Giles, empty-handed, made for the rear linhay, and faced round with a puckered brow.

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

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