Example of barren
A barren fig tree takes up valuable garden space and nutrients that fruitful trees can use.
After a safe distance from the city I put the car on cruise control; the roads were barren and lifeless.
All six played a part, in helping the county end a barren nine-year spell without Liam McCarthy.
An elephant, tired after searching for water, lies in writhing pain on a barren land.
By contrast the prehistoric stones have been seen as male symbols of fertility with the power to impregnate barren women.
I recognized the view of Abalone Mountain and Castle Rock from that barren site.
In Act Two the barren Lady Kix, lamenting her childless and unfruitful state, is overhead by Touchwood Senior.
It totally made my day and I guess my barren spell was well worth the wait in the end!
It was there that he saw how extensively elephant dung was used as agricultural fertilizer to nourish the otherwise barren land.
Many too have heard of his marriage to the barren Princess Louise von Stolberg, who bore him no children, blatantly committed adultery and finally separated from him.
Moore's next task is to end a three-month barren spell dating back to his last goal, against Stoke City in September's 2-2 Turf Moor draw.
No lusty bud nor curling tendril burst from the barren vine.
One night a heavenly spirit appeared before the barren woman and told her that she would soon give birth to a son.
Rats and toads were also natural enemies of bees, while barren flowers were a disaster.
Samren moved his eyes from the barren fox to his son, Caspar.
Several farmers tried in vain to till the barren land.
Since Lawrie Sanchez got off the mark in his very first game with, not a win, but a goal to end the barren spell, things have picked up.
The barren trees looked on branches swaying in the breeze, unwilling to quite succumb to the cold but looking forward to their sleep.
The barren trees were in tune with the sense of desolation all around.
The former Liverpool striker has had a torrid time in front of goal recently but he put his barren spell firmly behind him with what turned out to be the winner at St James' Park.
The funeral had taken all morning and thousands of angry mourners still milled around the barren cemetery in Gaza.
The Premier County ended their very barren spell in the 21st minute when their full forward Des Lyons kicked over a good point.
The trees are barren and it is a time when the birds are likely to be most vocal, just before mating season.
The world had become a barren place thanks to the bombing, devoid of anything similar to vegetation or existence, save for a few spots of land that had escaped the war.
This image quickly gave way to a barren and desolate tree, with whistling wind in the soundscape.
Time often blurs memories but I can't recall many times when Rush endured a barren spell.
Very poignant - especially with families and tiny children cycling up the barren street…
What had promised to be a cozy stop for the night proved to be a wide, barren space with a few buildings forming a ring around the well and only a few unwelcoming people to populate it.
Will it be again blamed when there would be severe environmental disaster after watercourse of river Brahmaputra will be diverted to irrigate Indian barren land?
Without their kind the musical world would be an extremely barren place.