it seemed nature did indeed abhor a vacuum

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Alex Coseff

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please, does the word nature in the phrase below really stand for physical force that is responsible for physical life...etc. or could it imply the lady's character (Suzanna's)?
Many thanks.

G.M.Malliet: Wicked autumn
"Max had been hearing that the passing of Wanda had left a vacuum in the bossy busybody department; it seemed nature did indeed abhor a vacuum, if the bright light of excited ambition in Suzanna's catlike brown eyes were any indication. The Women' s Institute would not long suffer from lack of leadership."
  • owlman5

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    Malliet seems to be referring to the force that powers all life, Alex. Suzanna is merely the agent through which nature fills the void.
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