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    Ju is offline Senior Member
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    Red face looking a little empty handed

    As far as I know, looking a little empty handed means not having much to offer.

    • The discussion lasted for a whole night as eveyone seems looking a little empty handed on this issue.
    Is my understanding right?
    Is the above sentence OK?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: looking a little empty handed

    'seems looking' doesn't work- just say 'everyone looks empty-handed'. However, I would use it without 'look'- The discussioin lasted for a whole night, but everyone left empty-handed.

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