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Empty, adj. 1) containing nothing: Tp. I, 2, 214. IV, 111. Mids. II, 1, 96. Merch. II, 7, 63. Tw. III, 4, 404. John V, 1, 40. R2 I, 2, 59. R2 I, 2, 59 IV, 186. H4B II, 4, 67. H5 IV, 4, 73 (Proverb: the e. vessel makes the greatest sound. cf. H4B II, 4, 66 and Lr. I, 1, 155). R3 I, 2, 59. Rom. I, 4, 67. V, 1, 45. V, 3, 204. Tim. I, 2, 199. III, 1, 16. IV, 2, 12. Hml. V, 2, 136. Oth. II, 1, 53. Ant. III, 13, 146. Cymb. IV, 2, 113. V, 4, 166. “the e. air,” H6B V, 2, 4. R3 I, 4, 39. “through the e. skies,” Ven. 1191. “weep our bosoms e.” Mcb. IV, 3, 2.
2) vacant, unfilled: “e. place,” As I, 2, 205. “chair,” H4B IV, 5, 95. R3 IV, 4, 470. H8 V, 3, 10.
3) uncharged, not supplied, having nothing to carry: “an e. messenger,” Tim. III, 6, 40. “the e. ass,” Caes. IV, 1, 26.
4) void, destitute; followed by of: “e. of that fault,” LLL V, 2, 878. “of defence,” H5 I, 2, 153. “of reasons,” Troil. II, 2, 34. “of all thought,” IV, 2, 6. “of all things,” Cymb. III, 4, 71. Followed by from: “void and e. from any dram of mercy,” Merch. IV, 1, 5. By in: “that in civility thou seemest so e.” As II, 7, 93.
5) vain, hollow: “e. words,” Meas. II, 4, 2. “so e. a heart,” H5 IV, 4, 72. “e. vanities,” H8 II, 3, 69.
6) hungry: “an e. eagle,” Ven. 55. H6B III, 1, 248. H6C I, 1, 268. “falcon,” Shr. IV, 1, 193. “tigers,” Rom. V, 3, 39.
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