But it was not tenantless as it is now, for as far as the eye could reach it would be literally black with game.
At that time there were no desks in front of these back benches, which were tenantless.
Here sight and speech Fail'd me, and finishing with Mary's name I fell, and tenantless my flesh remain'd.
This was the tragedy that had kept the old house for so many years tenantless.
The fields were tenantless, so far as men were concerned, though a good many horned cattle were to be seen grazing.
But the other rooms on her floor were dismantled and tenantless.
Extensive barracks were windowless and tenantless, but the mosque and the Pasha's Konak were in good order.
She hastened on into the library, and was relieved to find it tenantless.
But the tenantless condition of the chamber was indisputable.
Slowly at length she returned to the tenantless house of her father.
early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).