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1‘there are vacancies for computer technicians’
opening, position, vacant position, situation, situation vacant, post, job, day job, opportunity, job opportunity, placement, place, niche, slot
2‘every seaside guest house had a ‘No Vacancies’ sign hanging in the window’
unoccupied room, room
3‘Cathy stared into vacancy, seeing nothing’
empty space, emptiness, vacuity, nothingness, void, vacantness, nullity, oblivion
4‘impartiality is nothing more than a vacancy of mind’
empty-headedness, lack of thought, lack of intelligence, brainlessness, denseness, thickness, vacuousness, vacuity, inaneness, inanity, stupidity
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