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Definition completely without (lacking)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Love is never quite devoid of sentimentality,
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • devoid of original thought
  • Here Judge Taylor glanced sharply at the witness and must have decided his speculations devoid of evil intent, for he subsided sleepily.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • devoid = with a lack
  • 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
  • devoid = completely without
  • 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  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • devoid = with a lack
  • Devoid of parents, devoid of relations, devoid of flocks and herds, devoid of gold and silver and of precious stones.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • The boy's ruddy cheeks had sunk into sallow hollows, while his unblinking eyes were devoid of their characteristic spark and humor.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • When it's a question of anything stupid and pathetic and devoid of humor or wit, you're the man, you tragedian.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • His eye was glazed, and apparently as devoid of sight as of expression.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Max turned and looked at him" it was a casual look, devoid of the deeper awareness that Bigger sought so hungrily.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • It showed now in a face, a voice, completely devoid of expression.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I counted three—a half dozen men of dubious character, brigands with eyes devoid of all conscience....
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • We were crossing what used to be a firebreak, now a sandy field devoid of any growth.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Her face devoid of any emotion except one, and that one emotion was hatred.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed

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