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The mission was unsuccessful as he returned home “empty-handed.”The Ominous Meaning of North Korea’s Missile Launches|Gordon G. Chang|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were five or six fishermen staying at the hotel, and they came in one by one, empty-handed.The Charm of Ireland|Burton Egbert Stevenson
However, it sometimes happens that the ghost disappoints them, and that the hunters return in the evening hungry and empty-handed.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
Why, man, do you suppose they would welcome us if we went to them empty-handed?The Rover's Secret|Harry Collingwood