empty-handed

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Yang Seung-Hoon
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Post by Yang Seung-Hoon »

Even though I'm empty-handed now, I'm always optimistic.

Shin Ye Sung
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Post by Shin Ye Sung »

She dashed for display stand to get the sale items, but come back empty-handed.

Seo Jieun
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Post by Seo Jieun »

When I was in chief of my club, I bought every meal to my club member so I was empty-handed.

Ye Suel Jung
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Post by Ye Suel Jung »

I went fishing with my father but I got nothing. Even a small fish! I had to come back home empty-handed.

SeokhyunHong
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Post by SeokhyunHong »

I guaranteed my sister I would win her a prize, but I came back home empty-handed.

leesso
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Post by leesso »

I went to shopping to get a simple black jacket but back home empty-handed because of ridiculous high prices.

Kim, Do Hyeong
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Post by Kim, Do Hyeong »

I went to comic book store to buy new book. But I came back empty handed. They were all sold out.

Parksojung
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Post by Parksojung »

Every time I come back from shopping empty-handed, I dreams of my own factory making fully satisfiable goods for me.

KIMYOUSUNG
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Post by KIMYOUSUNG »

I've searched every store for a new album of girl's generation, I came home empty handed.

taewoongkim
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Post by taewoongkim »

In my birthday party all my friends came to the party empty-handed. I was so angry but late they gave me a surprise gift.

Kim Hyoungjoo
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Post by Kim Hyoungjoo »

I went shopping because I wanted to buy the shirt that I had seen on the magazine, but I couldn't find it. I came back empty-handed.

Hwang Yoo Na
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Post by Hwang Yoo Na »

Recently, I met my friend. I was so busy that I forgot her birthday. So, I met her empty-handed and she didn't let it show. Later, however, she was disappointed by forgetting her birthday.

Jae Eun Cho
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Post by Jae Eun Cho »

My father and I went fishing last weekend. We tried our best to catch fishes but eventually, we came home empty-handed.

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Post by James Trotta »

Not really (because you have the camera).
Bo-kyung, yoon wrote:A few days ago, I bought a camera that I sincerly wanted. But there's no money in my pocket. I'm empty-handed..

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Post by James Trotta »

Sounds like your hands were full of meals for other people.
Seo Jieun wrote:When I was in chief of my club, I bought every meal to my club member so I was empty-handed.

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