Now the leather-clad backup dancers join her on a white platform for some floor choreography in the middle of said barren desert.
We saw a barren landscape, cloaked women in burqas, and very limited commerce during our first visit to Kabul in early 2003.
Without it in the atmosphere, the Earth would be a barren, frozen wasteland.
In this barren landscape, New Jersey and Virginia—which hold gubernatorial elections next week—represent a kind of oasis.
They'd assume I had been radicalized by my grief and the fact I was barren and could not have children.
The ridge where Roger now found himself was high and barren.
They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
But she did not allow herself to fall into the idleness of barren speculation.
Here were no barren hill-crests with a hundred weatherworn facets.
c.1200, from Old French baraigne, baraing "sterile, barren" (12c.), perhaps originally brahain, of obscure derivation, perhaps from a Germanic language. In England, originally used of women, of land in France. Of land in English from late 14c. As a noun, mid-13c., "a barren woman;" later of land.
BARRENS. Elevated lands, or plains upon which grow small trees, but never timber. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
barren bar·ren (bār'ən)
Not producing offspring.
Incapable of producing offspring.
For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among the Jews (Gen. 16:2; 30:1-23; 1 Sam. 1:6, 27; Isa. 47:9; 49:21; Luke 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen. 11:30; 25:21; 29:31; Judg. 13:2, 3; Luke 1:7, 36).