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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 ?
At the end of her life You have filled the void. Her heart has found its youth again, through You.
ARSENE WENGER claimed Emmanuel Adebayor had filled the void left by Thierry Henry and backed the Arsenal striker to lead the Gunners to Premier League glory this season.
Current Catholic Register editor Joseph Sinasac has filled the void with this effort on the life and work of his predecessor.
Although he was available only to a limited extent because of the demands of his work, B filled the void for his siblings.
filled the void. Kim Sadler, editor of Pilgrim Press, an imprint of United Church Press relates, "[Various] denominations have always had to publish their own instructional materials.
When the theater couldn't extend the run of a play, Danza Espana filled the void, performing three nights a week from January through early March.
Kevorkian makes house calls and magnetic resonance imagers have filled the void left by x-ray shoe machines, it's nice to see them take an interest in health care again.
They wrapped copper wire containing filaments of niobium and droplets of tin into coils and then heated them to about 680 [degrees] C, melding the components to form the superconducting alloy To harden and strengthen the brittle coils, the scientists filled the voids with epoxy.