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fill a/the void

To replace someone or something that is absent or missing. No, we got that project done—Rebecca filled the void while you were on vacation. If Mike doesn't play sports this year, what will fill the void besides his trouble-making friends?
See also: fill, void
References in classic literature ?
"What do you hear from Montel?" 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?
Highland MSP, and Labour's shadow health minister, David Stewart said: "I think it's wonderful that Ross County are stepping in to fill the void left in PE due to council cutbacks.
China's will to fill the void has been demonstrated by its initiatives in the climate change mitigation domain.
GARETH BALE can fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, according to new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui.
TONY Pulis has spoken of his confidence that new signing Gareth Barry can "fill the void" left by departed star Darren Fletcher after the Baggies wrapped up a move for the Premier League stalwart.
This year Williams could fill the void with Welsh National fourth One In A Milan.
3 had been stopped, the company needed more time to fill the void in the facility.
Golf fans are looking to fill the void that superstar void that Tiger Woods has left temporarily (or maybe permanently) while trying to get his personal and professional life get back on track.
Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari said Iraq's politicians had to find a way to "fill the void" after American troops withdraw from the country at the end of next year under a bilateral security pact.
MICHAEL BALLACK is backing 20-year-old Daniel Sturridge to help fill the void at Chelsea when Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou leave for the African Nations Cup.
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.