fill the void

fill the void

also fill a void
to replace or provide something necessary It is impossible to fill the void left by my sister's death.
See also: fill, void
References in classic literature ?
Montel was a middleaged gentleman whose vain ambition and desire for the past twenty years had been to fill the void which Monsieur Lebrun's taking off had left in the Lebrun household.
But no ray of sunshine could reach my heart, no breeze could freshen it; nothing could fill the void my faith, and hope, and joy in Helen Graham had left, or drive away the keen regrets and bitter dregs of lingering love that still oppressed it.
Is it not, by its noble cares and sublime results, the one best calculated to fill the void left by uptorn affections and demolished hopes?
But the problem will start after 2011; the politicians must find other ways to fill the void after 2011, because the army will be fully ready in 2020.
Di Matteo expects to give Dorrans more responsibility during this campaign but insists he will not be expected to fill the void left by the departure of Albion's captain.
Prime Minister Siniora's government is struggling to fill the void with a number of constitutional and legal measures in accordance with the Lebanese constitution to pave the legal road to the electing army commander General Michel Sleiman to the presidency and to keep the wheels of the state and administration running to the extent possible with the absence of a president.
It doesn't ever completely fill the void, but it helps.
And perhaps it is partly the vacuum so abhorred by nature that I created by leaving this post, eventually to work for the Presbyterians, that has resulted in another David Harris moving in to fill the void.
Treading boldly where you would rather not, and inhabiting the place that seems most likely not to fill the void is often where peace can be found.
RoEzIt Dermal Care was developed in 1995 to fill the void for a petroleum-free emollient that could be safely used during oxygen administration.
Schools of this character fill the void left by value-free institutions that limit themselves to factual information and technical skills.
Research and development have taken this company's all-electric machines to a new level to fill the void in the medical industry.
and being the president/CEO of a national organization, cannot erase the pain or fill the void she has felt all her life.
But like knights in gold-plated armor, low-income credit unions (LICUs) have stepped in to fill the void, providing these neighborhoods with check-cashing services, small business and personal loans, as well as financial counseling.