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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VOID

But just ere the silent became unendurable, a thought appeared in the void.

Inspector Burke himself filled the void in the halting sentence.

The Trainer's admonition seemed like a cry to a cyclone, as void of usefulness.

As this marriage was null and void, there was no Marchioness of Morella.

And not a muscle of his face stirred; he simply gazed into the void.

They replied hotly but blindly, and in a moment the room was void of assailants.

It had grown to be repulsive, and he knew not how to fill the void in his life.

She had changed Naples into a diaper of jewels sparkling softly in the void.

In a minute his life had been swept away; the world was now all black and void.

A new son had replaced the one she had lost, and helped to fill the void in her heart.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "unoccupied, vacant," from Anglo-French and Old French voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste," from Latin vocivus "unoccupied, vacant," related to vacuus "empty" (see vacuum). Meaning "lacking or wanting" (something) is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "legally invalid" is attested from mid-15c.

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