Usage examples for vacuous

  1. Personally I prefer the immemorial visit to the tailor; I like this restful atmosphere, in which unborn suits of clothes contentedly await creation in rolls of cloth, and the styles of the season are exhibited by pictures of gentlemen whose completely vacuous countenances comfortably repudiate the desirability of being 'leaders of men. – The Perfect Gentleman by Ralph Bergengren
  2. 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
  3. 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