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The room on the first floor is vacant.
This house has been vacant since early spring.
The only vacant seats are on the balcony.
The position has been vacant for several months now.
an election to fill 15 vacant seats in the National Assembly
A vacant expression settled on his face.
He stared vacantly ahead.
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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a round flat soft hat that fits tightly round the top of the head
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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Definition of vacant from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.