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nature abhors a vacuum

Any absence of a regular or expected person or thing will soon be filled by someone or something similar. Based on Aristotle's observation that no true vacuums exist in nature (on Earth) because the difference in pressure results in an immediate force that acts to correct the equilibrium. Nature abhors a vacuum, and in such a manner so too does the corporate hierarchy. Either the vacuum left by a departing manager or executive must be filled immediately, or the company risks languishing and eventually imploding. A live presentation cannot cope with dead, silent air time, in the same manner that 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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nature abhors a vacuum

Empty spaces are usually filled. This seemingly very scientific statement actually was first made by Rabelais in Gargantua (1534), in Latin: Natura abhorret vacuum; Rabelais later repeated it in French in Pantagruel (1548). A century later Thomas Fuller also stated, “Queen Joan . . . (hating widowhood as much as nature doth vacuum) married James, King of Majorca.”
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It is a veiled optimism, certainly, one drenched in blood (the ink in which Acker's Abhor writes her story), but it is an optimism nonetheless.
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He said all the religions preach peace and brotherhood and abhor violence but some elements are trying to create differences among different segments of the society.
I have no idea how the letter in my name was printed in the publication of a party I abhor." Mr Nottingham is the Conservative candidate for Dewsbury West in the Kirklees Council election which takes place on May 6.
Will she now tell the Saudi authorities that we equally abhor violence against children?
'WHEN people first come into contact with crime, they abhor it; if they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it; if they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.
IF, as a new Government report says, one in 11 Muslims in Britain not only agree with but actively support terrorism, perhaps ministers and MPs will now stop apologising and self-flagellating in front of the Muslim community every time the issue of fanaticism arises and saying at every opportunity: "The vast majority of Muslims in this country are peace loving and abhor violence."
It turns out, of course, that the other students are vampires, who abhor water.
I abhor that you chose to run a photo of a bullfight in your last issue [July/August].
He is a selective letter reader as he doesn't mention the many letters printed in the national press from country folk who also abhor this pastime.
simply people who abhor the barbaric sport of hunting, and we are in the majority.
But thousands of miles away, isolated from his family amid a culture and a language he can barely grasp, how long would it be before we saw the self-destructive Gazza we've learned to abhor?
The Grands Ateliers takes as its maxim Jean Prouve's assertion 'I abhor designing without constructing'.