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  • The Hidden Side of the Moon is a feminist science fiction collection of short stories by Joanna Russ, first published in 1987 by My Fire" (1966) "I Had Vacantly Crupled It Into My Pocket " ( 1964). — “The Hidden Side of the Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Following the stroke, some of Schneerson's followers interpreted his "vacantly senile stare" as an indication that he had attained enlightenment and was the Messiah.[1] But I still see no acceptable sources for the "vacantly senile stare" quotation. — “Talk:Menachem Mendel Schneerson/Archive 2 - Wikipedia, the”,
  • L'Absinthe—title also translated as The Absinthe Drinker or Glass of Absinthe—is a painting by Edgar Degas. The man, wearing a hat, looks right, off the canvas, while the woman, dressed formally and also wearing a hat, stares vacantly downward. — “L'Absinthe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • He looked silently and almost vacantly at her. — “Crime and punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • "No, no, Senor Hirsch," Charles Gould murmured, letting his glance stray away a little vacantly from the round face, with its hooked beak upturned towards him in an almost childlike appeal. "If it was the Capataz de Cargadores you met–and there is no doubt, is there?–you were perfectly safe." — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • I put on my shoes, take my time with the laces, sit a while quietly after I'm ready, and stare vacantly before me, holding the letter in my hand. — “Hunger” by Knut Hamsun
  • And he opened his eyes again and stared vacantly into the darkness around him. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Then he stood at the open window, looking down upon the lawn, gazing vacantly for half an hour, till he heard the wheels of the carriage before the front door. — “The Way We Live Now” by Anthony Trollope


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