vacancy (n.) Old form(s): vacancie
empty space, nothingness
AC II.ii.221[Enobarbus to Agrippa and Maecenas, of the air] which, but for vacancy, / Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too [i.e. but for the vacuum it would have created]
Ham III.iv.118[Gertrude to Hamlet] you do bend your eye on vacancy
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