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empty

informal An empty container, especially a bottle of alcohol. OK, the last guest has left. Would you mind going around and collecting all the empties?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

empty

n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. Whose empties are these, and how many are there?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Maybe economical, they will stamp out all stupid solution the mounds soon a view of panels the space of the Central Park affects emptily
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416-9; MacLachlan (1993, 66-7) interprets this as the loss of the "love-flash" from Flelen's eyes leading Menelaus to stare emptily; as Steiner (2001, 50) points out, it is not clear that the viewers are not "party (even as they sit and watch the representational dramas unfolding before them) to the same confusions and disappointments"; see also Fletcher 1999.
32.1040: "Drift like an untethered boat, emptily wandering whither you will".
Sister Monica Joan's mental state seems to be rapidly diminishing, and Sister Bernadette fears the worst when she is found staring emptily from the foreshore, barefoot and wearing just her nightdress.
You were preoccupied this week with emptily comparing yourself to past leaders, from David Ben Gurion to Ariel Sharon; you might want to reach further back into Jewish history and take a page from Moses.
Now, when present life has become too unconvincing to whet one's horns on, that which had earlier blustered and gushed emptily now stands uninhibitedly apart in the beautiful old.
If the camera catches him, it will catch the phantom of the man he might have been, staring emptily into a garden gone to seed.
At first it seems emptily inspiring, Keating singing about sticking up for yourself in the face of anything that comes your way, and then there's an unusual reference to Nazi boxing champ, Max Schmelling.
He studied the egg carefully, as though considering a tiny omelet, before flinging it across the yard, where it shattered emptily.
She ended her story with a puff on her freshly lit cigarette and smiled emptily at me through the smoke.
According to the artist, Dividends of Democracy "represents an experience a lot of people in Africa can relate to, which is one of frustration and gross disappointment", and what, in his words, "I usually feel when I come back to the house after a very busy day, exhausted and hungry but enter the kitchen of the house where I reside only to find all the dishes gleaming emptily" because there was no food available to be cooked by "those in my household who are responsible for preparing my meals."
One becomes like a vessel floating emptily, aimlessly, uncertain of the past and very disconnected from the future.