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She imagines a world devoid of emotion.
  completely without (lacking)
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  • She imagines a world devoid of emotion.
  • He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The law regards him, in every respect, as devoid of rights as a bale of merchandise.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • devoid of original thought
  • Love is never quite devoid of sentimentality,
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • In the same way we can never imagine the action of a man quite devoid of freedom and entirely subject to the law of inevitability.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the domestic tranquillity of the new county, sent out a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government: had not Sinkfield made a bold stroke to preserve his holdings, Maycomb would have sat in the middle of Winston Swamp, a place totally devoid of interest.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • His voice is louder now, sleek and menacing and devoid of anything resembling decency.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • In a padded room devoid of color—the only exceptions a small, almost-hidden stainless-steel toilet in the corner and an old wooden desk that Thomas had no use for.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • The room was functional and unpretentious, devoid of trophies or awards or laminated articles.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But of course it wasn’t fine; nothing about his tone—flat and dead, and devoid of hope—was fine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • She was pregnant within a couple of months, her pregnancy devoid of complications or even much discomfort.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • My withdrawal from the scene had been hasty and devoid of dignity.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • His eyes are calculating, devoid of emotion, which is an odd combination with his pink, freckled face.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Wells kept his expression carefully devoid of emotion, refusing to give Graham the satisfaction of seeing the shock on his face.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He grinned at the prince, eyes devoid of concern.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I slipped into the garden to visit the candle trees, which, devoid of their leaves, resembled rows of skeletal arms bent at the elbow.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • His voice, like his face, was devoid of emotion.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • If I had a list of the things Josh Bennett might say to me in this situation, asking me if I want a ride wouldn’t have made the top fifty: His voice is devoid of any emotion as usual.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The face, framed in the window, against the backdrop of night and storm, was a metaphor of lunacy, a blank and uncomprehending face with a smile devoid of feeling.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He’d been strangely quiet the entire time, his lips pressed tight together, but his face otherwise perfectly devoid of emotion.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • "The Herald Tribune might be more appropriate," he said in his Tennessee drawl so strangely devoid of warmth.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Acropolis seemed devoid of mortals, perhaps because of the financial problems in Greece.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "You’re going to a lot of trouble for Patch," I said, my voice not nearly as devoid of panic as I wanted.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The whole complex, fortressed from the road and sea, was free of content or context, devoid of even a pattern or two of Arabic origin.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Where the villages and towns were full of people, these seem devoid of life.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • McBride walked us up to the second floor and through an eerie, empty atrium devoid of pedestrian traffic to a men’s room blocked off by crisscrossing yellow crime tape and cops.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Miss Baker and I exchanged a short glance consciously devoid of meaning.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Phil feltstrangely devoid of fear.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Haymitch watches, his face devoid of emotion, as friends of his step up to take the stage.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A tall kid with blond hair and a square jaw sniffed at him, his face devoid of expression.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Everything was plain and straightforward, a modern structure devoid of concealments.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Jem’s chin would come up, and he would gaze at Mrs. Dubose with a face devoid of resentment.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Not all the Erudite are power hungry and devoid of conscience, like their leader, Jeanine Matthews.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • At first, all I see is the marsh, wide and brown and everywhere, touching the horizon, devoid of life.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Her voice was strange by omission, it was flagrantly devoid of respect.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The McCandless home in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, is tastefully decorated, spotless, devoid of clutter.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Villefort watched him with alarm not devoid of admiration.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The world seemed crowded and empty at the same time, devoid of smells, and extremely bright.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The birth of her children, which should be a woman’s crowning glory, became for Ekwefi mere physical agony devoid of promise.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The altar was a great slab of stone devoid of adornment.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The law regards him, in every respect, as devoid of rights as a bale of merchandise.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The colonel kept him squirming a long time with a fixed, uninterested look devoid of all emotion.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Physiologically speaking, the male climax was accompanied by a split second entirely devoid of thought.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There was a firmness in his tone, devoid of anger, that surprised Clary.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • His large, heavy body seemed devoid of will or willingness, and his eyes said he was no longer with us.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • His hair stood up like it always did, but for a change he was devoid of glitter.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
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