Always her mother had treated her with that indulgence which is as empty as an unfilled grate.
Some one may say, Why then touch her in this obliviousness of her unfilled possibilities?
Here and there the yet unfilled depressions in the soil form large but shallow lakes, that in the dry season are mere marshes.
And our mouths, unfilled with bread, are to be shut, under penalties?
When perforation is to be attempted, steel-forged armor-piercing shells, unfilled, should be used.
Sartor resembles the unfilled and yawning crescent moon, Wordsworth the rounded harvest orb: Sartor's cry is, "Give, give!"
How many a place in the mansions of the redeemed would be unfilled!
An unknown, unmeasured, or unfilled region between the infra-red and the "electric" waves.
After Mailly-Mailly the road became a rough track, narrow and full of unfilled shell-holes.
And now that their corners were unfilled, their chairs unoccupied—well, my eyes were opened and I wanted 'em back!
Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
"a full supply," mid-13c., fille, from Old English fylle, from Proto-Germanic *fullin- (cf. Old High German fulli, German Fülle, Old Norse fyllr), noun of state from *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Meaning "extra material in music" is from 1934.