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    spenser is offline Junior Member
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    Default lain barren (?)

    I saw the following sentence in an email from our librarian who wanted to say that the library has not been visited for quite some time:

    It has lain barren for too long...


    I wonder whether it is right to say "barren" to mean "not visited"; and even if it is, is "lain" the correct verb?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    It's fine.

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