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vacuous
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The House of Mirth
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  • And between the two, what a long stretch of vacuity!
  • It was as though all the weariness of the past months had culminated in the vacuity of that interminable evening.
  • Mr. Gryce was touched by her disinterestedness, and, to escape from the threatened vacuity of the afternoon, had taken her advice and departed mournfully, in a dust-hood and goggles: as the motor-car plunged down the avenue she smiled at his resemblance to a baffled beetle.
  • She closed her eyes an instant, and the vacuous routine of the life she had chosen stretched before her like a long white road without dip or turning: it was true she was to roll over it in a carriage instead of trudging it on foot, but sometimes the pedestrian enjoys the diversion of a short cut which is denied to those on wheels.

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  • Her credentials do not add weight to such vacuous comments.
  • It is a vacuous, feel-good philosophy.

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