Usage examples for vacuous

  1. So it came about that on the Friday evening on which Colonel Peter Bowen had announced his intention of calling on Patricia, Galvin House, all unconscious of the event, sat down to its evening meal at its usual time, in its usual coats and blouses, with its usual vacuous smiles and small talk, and above all with its usual appetite- an appetite that had caused Mrs. Craske- Morton to bless the inauguration of food- control, and to pray devoutly to Providence for food- tickets. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  2. A sandy complexioned young man with red eyelids and no lashes presently emerged from the stable and came toward him, his mouth sagging loosely open, his eye; vacuous – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower