Vacuity

Va*cu"i*ty

(v*k"*t), n. [L. vacuitas. See Vacuous.] 1. The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance.
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Hunger is such a state of vacuity as to require a fresh supply of aliment.
Arbuthnot.
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2. Space unfilled or unoccupied, or occupied with an invisible fluid only; emptiness; void; vacuum.
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A vacuity is interspersed among the particles of matter.
Bentley.
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God . . . alone can answer all our longings and fill every vacuity of our soul.
Rogers.
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3. Want of reality; inanity; nihility. [R.]
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Their expectations will meet with vacuity.
Glanvill.
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Va*cu"na

(v*k"n), prop. n. [L. fr. vacuus unoccupied.] (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of rural leisure, to whom the husbandmen sacrificed at the close of the harvest. She was especially honored by the Sabines.
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