One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It provides us no cover to assert vacuously that we are doing what the Supreme Court commands.’
- ‘It is has a strange otherworldly and mythical quality to it, like a cinematic dream and the result is not vacuously uplifting but powerfully moving.’
- ‘Your statement is probably vacuously true.’
- ‘She was intelligent and coherent and not the least bit cosy or vacuously spiritual.’
- ‘Instead of thumping out his reply, he'll stare vacuously at the board for a while.’
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