untenanted

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untenanted (not comparable)

  1. Not leased to or occupied by a tenant; unoccupied.
    • 1842: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death
      ... a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 20
      The house looked as though it had been long untenanted. The windows were encrusted with dust, and the shutters were up.

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