untenant

Related to untenant: indignant

untenant

(ʌnˈtɛnənt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to free (a dwelling) of a tenant; to remove a tenant from (a dwelling)
2. (Law) archaic to remove (a tenant) from a dwelling
3. (Law) literary to cease to be a tenant of (a dwelling); to leave (a dwelling)
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References in classic literature ?
Presently, as he turned a corner and shot his hearse into a dismal ditch between two long rows of towering, untenanted buildings, the gay gondolier began to sing, true to the traditions of his race.
They appeared untenanted; but I decided to watch for a while before venturing farther.
The sight of them nearly caused the old fellow to die of fright, for to see fifty armed men issue from the untenanted halls was well reckoned to blanch even a braver cheek.
At length they turned into a very filthy narrow street, nearly full of old-clothes shops; the dog running forward, as if conscious that there was no further occasion for his keeping on guard, stopped before the door of a shop that was closed and apparently untenanted; the house was in a ruinous condition, and on the door was nailed a board, intimating that it was to let: which looked as if it had hung there for many years.
The house had been untenanted for some years and was threatening to moulder into a picturesque decay when the Douglases took possession of it.
This German was moving out then, and so the fourth floor on this staircase would be untenanted except by the old woman.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
Our adieux were limited to a hasty bow, and then I pushed forward, trusting to my own resources; for the porter's lodge is untenanted as yet.
He mounted these other stairs, entered by means of a spring placed in a closet similar to that in his cabinet, and from this closet an untenanted chamber furnished with the utmost elegance.
Generally the impression was that of entering an untenanted house, but this time before I could reach the foot of the stairs Therese glided out of the passage leading into the studio.
There was no need to set a watch, for we had nothing to fear from anybody or anything in that vast untenanted plain.
The interior of the tunnel was not so dark but that the ape-man could readily see that it was untenanted at present.