unpeopled


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un·peo·pled

 (ŭn-pē′pəld)
adj.
Uninhabited: unpeopled wastelands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpeopled - with no people living thereunpeopled - with no people living there; "vast unpopulated plains"
uninhabited - not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"
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It was not inhabited; it lay far over toward the further shore, abreast a dense and almost wholly unpeopled forest.
Men, boys, and girls Desert the unpeopled village; and wild crowds Spread o’er the plain, by the sweet phrensy driven.
But all desolate and unpeopled as it was, it was illustrious ground.
Here was a new world, a world of chaos unpeopled except for herself; but it was a cold, damp, lonely world and she found it depressing after the novelty of it had been dissipated, by an overpowering sense of the magnitude of the forces surging about her.
I look out at the sunrise--that fateful sunrise which will shine upon an unpeopled world.
The navy called to me, as did the free, wide, unpeopled spaces of the mighty oceans.
And that universal gesture seemed as vain as it was vast, as vain as if that wind were whistling about some unpeopled and purposeless planet.
But the time will come; and when, in their changed ashes, the growth of centuries unborn has struck its roots, the restless men of distant ages will repair to these again unpeopled solitudes; and their fellows, in cities far away, that slumber now, perhaps, beneath the rolling sea, will read in language strange to any ears in being now, but very old to them, of primeval forests where the axe was never heard, and where the jungled ground was never trodden by a human foot.
Just think: In a few short years driverless cars and trucks will barely have to slow down through unpeopled gas, food, and coffee dispensers, perhaps leaving millions feeling they have nothing more useful to do than to go round and round supersizing themselves--assuming that they somehow have the money.
Her paintings typically engage with interior spaces, always unpeopled and often visually complex, ranging from the jumbled clutter of junk shops to the ornate flamboyance of 17th-century church interiors.
This yen for depictions of the unpeopled high country and consequent union with hefty quadrupeds--if also sometimes accommodating Indian maidens, a bit of good fortune that Jeremiah Johnson seems mostly to resent--surely reflected some kind of cultural anxiety of the moment.
His latest book of poetry, Unpeopled Eden, won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award and the prestigious 2014 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, making him the first Latino poet to receive the honor.