Nature abhors a vacuum

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Nature abhors a vacuum.

Prov. If there is a gap, something will fill it. Jill: As soon as the beggar who used to work that corner left, another one showed up. Jane: Nature abhors a vacuum.
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My understanding is at length restored, and teaches no less to abhor the artifices which had subdued me than to despise myself for the weakness on which their strength was founded.
My life has been one incessant persecution from a husband whom I abhor.
She did not abhor dancing, but she was not going to dance here.
But since she felt that he understood her also, his business would be to make her see Beaufort as he really was, with all he represented--and abhor it.
It would have looked so particular; and you know how I abhor doing that.
The religion of Mahomet causes its devotees to abhor anything that is in the nature of pork, and so when the Christian was stopped by the officers at the gates of the city, they only glanced once into his precious baskets, then turned up their noses at the unholy lard, and let him go.
I lurve England," he used to say--"lurve England, but Puritanism, sorr, I abhor.
What I abhor most of all," he concluded, "is the female breast.
He was one of those choice spirits who abhor everything that is common, and who often lose a good chance through not taking the way of the vulgar, that high road of mediocrity which leads to everything.
Everywhere in the world the devotees of each local faith abhor the devotees of every other, and abstain from murder only so long as they dare not commit it.
Whom thus our Saviour answered with disdain:-- "I never liked thy talk, thy offers less; Now both abhor, since thou hast dared to utter The abominable terms, impious condition.
736-744) And there, all in their order, are the sources and ends of gloomy earth and misty Tartarus and the unfruitful sea and starry heaven, loathsome and dank, which even the gods abhor.
And should I seek a reconciliation with him, when I feel that I abhor him, and that he despises me?
You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow creatures, who owe me nothing?
We in England are free from all guilt of that kind--we commit no such dreadful crime--we abhor reckless bloodshed with all our hearts.