Definition of 'emptiness'
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The emptiness of the space becomes uncanny and haunting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anything to fill that great emptiness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The green chambers of my interminable palace were deserted - emptiness succeeding emptiness. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It's going to take a very long time to work out how to fill the enormous emptiness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Deep down they realize that something is missing, but they have chosen to fill that emptiness through worldly pursuits. Christianity Today (2000)As well as feeling shut off from the world, inside there is a great emptiness which does not seem to be able to be filled. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)We consume, we watch spectacles, trying to fill that emptiness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the months passed, the feelings of loneliness and emptiness just didn't go away. The Sun (2012)The Earth is not important in the cosmos, it is a tiny speck surrounded by this vast emptiness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once they had the emptiness of modern life to face; now they have to deal with the emptiness of being middle-aged. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We write about the emptiness, the loneliness and solitude, the pain in the heart of missing your camp and your loved ones. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'emptiness'
British English: emptiness NOUN
A feeling of emptiness is an unhappy or frightening feeling that nothing is worthwhile.
The result later in life may be feelings of emptiness and depression.
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