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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAVERNOUS

But he inquired in a cavernous, strange tone: “Was he asleep?”

I followed, not into the moonlit night, but through a cavernous opening into darkness.

It was merely a cavernous opening in a high ledge of dark rock.

His eyes fascinated me, and he opened his cavernous mouth as if to swallow me.

The country is cavernous, and the only water is that of the ponds.

His eyes were deep sunken and feverish, his cheeks fallen in and cavernous.

He fell with a heavy splash just in front of the cavernous jaws of the hippopotamus!

A London dining-room at night is always dark, cavernous, and unlovely.

The valley became narrower, we rose higher, and the cliffs were cavernous.

Perhaps as you look into the fireplace it widens and grows deep and cavernous.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "full of caverns," from Latin cavernosus "full of cavities" (source also of Italian cavernoso, French caverneux), from caverna (see cavern). Meaning "hollow" is recorded from 1830.

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