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"
References in classic literature ?
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.”-Somerville.
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.
Today I go into the coslupak" (unpeopled country, or literally, no man's land) "between the Band-lu and the Kro-lu, and there I fashion my bow and my arrows and my shield; there I hunt the red deer for the leathern jerkin which is the badge of my new estate.
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.
But all desolate and unpeopled as it was, it was illustrious ground.
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.
Rentschler has noted that "[b]esides snowy scapes, billowing clouds, and unpeopled expanses, [Bergfilme] show us tourists, resort hotels, automobiles, airplanes, observatories, and weather stations" ("Mountains and Modernity" 145).
It has served as an engine to subvert all her ancient institutions, civil and religious, with all the checks that served to mitigate the rigor of authority: it has hurried her headlong through a rapid succession of dreadful revolutions, which have laid waste to property, made havoc among the arts, overthrown cities, desolated provinces, unpeopled regions, crimsoned her soil with blood, and deluged it in crime, poverty and wretchedness; and all this as yet for no better purpose than to erect on the ruins of former things a despotism unlimited and uncontrolled; leaving to a deluded, an abused, a plundered, a scourged, and an oppressed people, not even the shadow of liberty to console them for a long train of substantial misfortunes, of a bitter suffering.