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Word: devoid

Definition: empty; lacking


Sentences Containing 'devoid'

"Devoid of life, the paintings are lent a surprising warmth by Davies’s striking colour combinations – Hockney he may not be, but there is no denying that what Davies does, he does remarkably well."
About 30 hours later, it weakened to a tropical depression, devoid of deep convection, and shortly thereafter entered the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility.
Although the event is associated with the socio-cultural naturist movement, its founders assert the day is intended to be "lighthearted", devoid of politics.
Although the film was largely devoid of much plot line, as was typical of musical review pictures of the period, there is a great deal of singing and dancing.
As a friar, Juan de Plasencia lived up to his pledge, leading a lifestyle devoid of any luxury and in constant contact with the people he was trying to convert to Christianity.
As a result of his enrollment, three professors resigned and the University was largely devoid of students.
As an artist he explores the bare minimal essence of painting, devoid of conception and aesthetic, instead focusing on an industrial approach to making art.
As ornament, however, figures were largely devoid of any larger significance and perhaps therefore posed less challenge.
Both struggle with the question of how to live as an aboriginal person in an urban setting devoid of many of the stereotypical signifiers of aboriginal identity.
Consequently, they were now devoid of sacerdotal powers; all of their ecclesiastical functions were null and void; they could neither consecrate nor absolve validly.
Cytokines that signal via homodimeric complexes of LIFR or OSMR (i.e. devoid of gp130) are currently unknown in nature.
Don Juan told him that the new history described how Don Quixote, let him be who he might, took part there in a tilting at the ring, utterly devoid of invention, poor in mottoes, very poor in costume, though rich in sillinesses.
However, even the deep vacuum of intergalactic space is not devoid of matter, as it contains a few hydrogen atoms per cubic meter.
However, Jaks are able to associate with gp130 devoid of box2 when overexpressed.
However, wells and irrigation set up by humans has also allowed the greater kudus to occupy territory which would have been too devoid of water for them previously.
If she were not true to it, might the object she now had in life, which bound her to something devoid of evil, in its passing away from her, leave her more forlorn and more despairing, if that were possible, than she had been upon the river's brink that night; and then might all help, human and Divine, renounce her evermore!
Impressed by both his skillfulness in yoga and his gentle, restrained manner, devoid of the arrogance he had observed in other martial artists, he sought Zink out in 1988 and studied with him for about one year.
Ironically while the entrance was shaded by the large elms, the grounds itself were devoid of any trees at all until the first major improvement was undertaken in 1830 when a number of trees were planted around the grounds.
it is devoid of birth, existence, destruction, recognition, and experience.
It is of course improbable that even school studies done with the sole idea of accuracy by a young artist will in all cases be devoid of artistic feeling; it will creep in, if he has the artistic instinct.
NOSH-1 was also devoid of any cellular toxicity, and was comparable to aspirin in its anti-inflammatory properties.
Now, I can not for one instant believe you so devoid of gallantry as to refuse a lady your escort when she even condescends to ask you for it.''
Post-war austerity encouraged the use of clean, stark and simple modernist forms and surfaces devoid of ornament.
Raghavan Master (Sreeraman), a scion of a high Adiga Brahmin family and an ardent communist, is now in crisis as his Tharavadu is devoid of the fame and fortune it once had.
Since distilled water is devoid of minerals, supplemental mineral intake through diet is needed to maintain proper health.
Since the Paleolithic diet is devoid of cereal grains, it is free of gluten.
Some small, obscure independent promotions which rarely draw above 100 fans to its cards are so devoid of resources that they have to use amateur mats in place of an actual ring.
Take the example of a human toddler who, if bored in his current situation devoid of arousing stimuli, will walk about until something interesting is found.
The book contains less pictures than the previous two but it isn't devoid of them either.
The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest."
The circuit of the latter does not exceed 2.5 km, and it is inhabited only by a few fishermen; but is not devoid of fertility.
The circular disc of the sun has the same static quality, being the curve most devoid of variety.
The duplicates, who appear to be perfect copies of the persons replaced, but are devoid of any human emotion, attempt to install a tightly organised, conformist society.
The JTWC issued their final advisory early on February 24 as the system significantly weakened, with the center devoid of convection.
The matter is a perfectly trivial one"--he jerked his thumb in the direction of the old hat--"but there are points in connection with it which are not entirely devoid of interest and even of instruction."
The mouth is almost devoid of teeth, and the inside of both jaws are covered by numerous white glands that are unique to this genus.
The original station building still exists, now devoid of rails but still used by lake shipping.
The rugged eloquence with which he spoke, was not devoid of all effect.
The scarred area was roughly long and wide, and some parts of it have become completely devoid of marine life.
The smoothbore variants (those devoid of rifling) are termed recoilless "guns".
This is the most devoid of variety, and therefore of life, and is only used when an effect of great repose and aloofness from life is wanted; and even then, never without some variety in the minor parts to give vitality.
This was once thought impossible, especially in the decades when cosmochemists were confident that the Solar System began as a hot gas virtually devoid of any remaining solids, which would have been vaporized by high temperature.
This world is devoid of all life except for a young girl, though she later makes a body out of junk pieces through which the player can interact with her.
Today, devoid of all humans, Pyramiden exists as a Soviet-era ghost town with the buildings and their contents remaining largely as they did when the town was inhabited.
Two ricercares also appear in another mansucript: one imitative, structured like a motet, and the other completely devoid of any imitative passages.
Unlike other types of chewing tobacco, twist tobacco isn't always a sweetened product, and may be devoid of molasses.
While the album is almost completely guitar-driven, it is mostly devoid of any conventional sounding guitar solos, a conscious decision made by Lifeson during the writing process.
With regard to Fortuyn's plans, Melkert demanded 'footnotes!', implying that his opponent's contribution was unrealistic and devoid of detail.
With the exceptions of the exclamation "No!" in the pilot and the single spoken word "plop" in the episode "Leisure", all of the short episodes are completely devoid of intelligible speech.
You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did.

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