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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
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Filling the void left by the US in climate funding, the New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) finance projects related to green energy.
When we are corrupted, we are likely to get depressed or feel certain hollowness, a void that that can also heighten and fretfulness, leading us to begin a search for ways and means of filling the void. It is usually the quest to fill this void that we feel that we seek reconnection with our God.
"Filling the Void" is an important book that is particularly timely due to the national debate regarding the number of young men of color being shot during confrontations with the police.
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It gave Philex a temporary permit to operate for four months until July but the company appealed for an extension, as it failed to finish filling the void.
"There has to be support for people who want to make it work and boy these community lenders are filling the void for entrepreneurs."
"As opportunities for further development dwindle, re-sales are quickly filling the void once addressed by entrepreneurial investors.
Leon Knight's double strike piled more misery on the cash-strapped Latics, and went some way to filling the void left by Bobby Zamora's departure.
Foreign corporations are filling the void, and, in some instances, tweaking U.S.
The conduits, having access to the capital markets, have risen to the challenge of filling the void and are providing the funding for the commercial mortgages.
Only in the last year has securitized debt been offered for senior housing, filling the void left by traditional lenders.
In the 1990's, because of our economic recession and the disappearance of domestic financing sources, foreign investment capital has become more crucial than ever before in filling the void created by the absence of U.S.
"Everyone knows that the banks are in serious trouble, but equity is not filling the void, for two reasons," he said.
The Super Hornet is an adaptation of the proven Hornet platform and is to be charged with filling the voids left by the F-14 Tomcat and S-3 Viking communities and will complement the omnipotent JSF when it arrives on carrier decks.