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  • as inpoor
  • as innecessitous

synonyms for empty-handed

  • destitute
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • low
  • meager
  • needy
  • penniless
  • poverty-stricken
  • underprivileged
  • bankrupt
  • down-and-out
  • flat
  • insolvent
  • scanty
  • suffering
  • bad off
  • beggared
  • beggarly
  • behind eight ball
  • broke
  • dirt poor
  • flat broke
  • fortuneless
  • hard up
  • impecunious
  • in need
  • in want
  • moneyless
  • necessitous
  • pauperized
  • penurious
  • pinched
  • reduced
  • stone broke
  • strapped
  • truly needy
  • unprosperous
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antonyms for empty-handed

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  • affluent
  • full
  • rich
  • wealthy
  • solvent
  • adequate
  • fertile
  • fortunate
  • great
  • happy
  • lucky
  • potent
  • strong
  • sufficient
  • superior
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    How to use empty-handed in a sentence

    "Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Again the young fellow repeats his fatal "Banco," as he stakes a fresh pile of notes handed to him by the obsequious Jew.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Lawrence handed the General the mysterious message and Schofield read it with a darkened brow.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    Herein he found an empty stall that was dark enough not to be seen, and still afforded sufficient light to read in.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    Still, if such an envelope should be handed him, he would breathe easier until it was opened.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    The landlord handed him his bill—'Two weeks board at five dollars—ten dollars.'
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    When the funeral was over, and they returned to their desolate home, at the sight of the empty cradle Ramona broke down.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    A quite young child will, for example, pretend to do something, as to take an empty cup and carry out the semblance of drinking.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    Lessard's high-handed squelching of MacRae had thrown everything out of focus.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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