And a woman,—her heart is like an empty nest, if she has not a child.
For don't you think she hates an empty nest as much as any human mother?
Broken-hearted little Mrs. Ruffed Grouse sat beside her empty nest, with all the broken shells about her.
But the mother's eyes smiled in the darkness—she was thinking of the empty nest.
Presently they were in possession of Pannonia, the empty nest of the Vandals.
"One does not care to linger around an empty nest," I replied moodily.
In an empty nest at the top of a tall linden tree sat Windekind with the wreath of wind-flowers upon his head.
Brokenhearted little Mrs. Ruffed Grouse sat beside her empty nest, with all the broken shells about her.
In the tree branches that clattered outside, her eyes fell on an empty nest.
I return to my empty nest a desolate mother, but never shall I forget your generous sympathy.
The stage in a family's cycle when the children have grown up and left home to begin their own adult lives.
Note: For parents, the empty nest sometimes results in midlife anxiety.