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  • Vacuity (band), an alternative rock band from Kitchener, Ontario. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. — “Vacuity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Vacuity is a Canadian alternative rock band from Kitchener, Ontario. In 2006, Vacuity played the North by Northeast festival,[4] and in 2008–09 the band toured Canada in support of At the Command of. — “Vacuity (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This page is within the scope of WikiProject Disambiguation, an attempt to structure and organize all disambiguation pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, you can edit the page attached to this talk page, or visit the project page, where Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Vacuity". — “Talk:Vacuity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Perhaps some infatuated swain has ere this mistaken insensibility for modesty, dulness for maiden reserve, mere vacuity for sweet bashfulness, and a goose, in a word, for a swan. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He chooses the fairest place and middle of any wall, or panel, wherein to draw a picture, which he finishes with his utmost care and art, and the vacuity about it he fills with grotesques, which are odd fantastic figures without any grace but what they derive from their variety, and the extravagance of their shapes. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • Ignorance is mere privation, by which nothing can be produced; it is a vacuity in which the soul sits motionless and torpid for want of attraction, and, without knowing why, we always rejoice when we learn, and grieve when we forget. — “Rasselas” by Samuel Johnson
  • Distracted between doubts and hopes, dismayed by the sound of bells pealing out the arrival of Pedrito Montero, Sotillo had spent the morning in battling with his thoughts; a contest to which he was unequal, from the vacuity of his mind and the violence of his passions. — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • But, at last, when turning to the eastward, the Cape winds began howling around us, and we rose and fell upon the long, troubled seas that are there; when the ivory-tusked Pequod sharply bowed to the blast, and gored the dark waves in her madness, till, like showers of silver chips, the foam-flakes flew over her bulwarks; then all this desolate vacuity of life went away, but gave place to sights more dismal than before. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • Slop, in whose behalf the wish was made, his right of returning it; but perceiving, I say, that he was confounded, and continued looking with that perplexed vacuity of eye which puzzled souls generally stare with–first in my uncle Toby's face–then in his–then up–then down–then east–east and by east, and so on,–coasting it along by the plinth of the wainscot till he had got to the opposite point of the compass,–and that he had actually begun to count the brass nails upon the arm of his chair,–my father thought there was no time to be lost with my uncle Toby, so took up the discourse as follows. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne

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