He watched him go down the gang-plank empty-handed
, with no dog at his heels, and stroll off along the wharf under the electric lights.
Your chief is either a niggard, or you are a fool, to come empty-handed
into the mountains.
Through all her sixteen landward gates there had set for many years a double tide of empty-handed
soldiers hurrying Francewards, and of enriched and laden bands who brought their spoils home.
The servant took every fresh batch of drawings that I mounted and restored back to his master with my "respects," and returned empty-handed
It is desirable that a man be clad so simply that he can lay his hands on himself in the dark, and that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed
A staff member also picked up a cricket bat and threatened the robber, who fled empty-handed
and jumped on his getaway bicycle.
Top jockey Noel Fehily rarely leaves Exeter empty-handed
while Brian Hughes can enjoy another profitable day at Sedgefield.
They fled empty-handed
after a drama that unfurled in front of a stunned eye-witness on his way home from work.
A shopkeeper was told to hand over money from the till before the man made off empty-handed
at around 1.
The thief ended up fleeing empty-handed
from the property in Bryn Awelon, Buckley, after being disturbed by the homeowner.
They left empty-handed
after seeing someone in the kitchen.
BUNGLING burglars left a Coventry car auction lot empty-handed
after trying to smash their way out.
GUN-wielding robbers scaled the roof of a bank before bursting in - but left empty-handed
as they didn't know how to open the safe.
A KNIFEMAN fled empty-handed
after an attempted armed robbery at a Teesside takeaway.
Rhys, 46, had them as he sank a pint on Thursday - but left empty-handed