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At that time there were no desks in front of these back benches, which were tenantless.

In a few minutes his house was tenantless, having been overwhelmed with shot.

The Ship Island region was as woodsy and tenantless as ever.

This was the tragedy that had kept the old house for so many years tenantless.

But the other rooms on her floor were dismantled and tenantless.

She hastened on into the library, and was relieved to find it tenantless.

Her farms are tenantless, her cities empty, the grass is growing in her streets.

Tenements are now tenantless that once were thronged with life.

Slowly at length she returned to the tenantless house of her father.

Tenantless by the proprietor it had been for ten years, but it was no ruin.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).

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