empty-handed


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with nothing

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having acquired or gained nothing

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carrying nothing in the hands

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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 with Mr.
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 without anxiety.
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.