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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOLLOW

"He had a gun shoved into the hollow of his throat," said Andy.

But see the church in the hollow, and the folk who cluster in the churchyard!

Even the fertile vale, in the hollow of which it lay, had ceased to have existence.

Bein' born on Hollow eve,' says he, 'I couldn't be nothin' else.

It forms a speaking telegraph without the necessity of any hollow tube.'

Whew, that beats finding pearls in the shells of mussels all hollow!

Civilization, enlightenment,—they are vague terms, hollow sounds.

Thus they would rest in a hollow correspondence, the fence between.

Maltravers did not listen to these vain and hollow consolations.

His cheeks were hollow and hectic, his eyes were glistening as with fever, his chest heaved.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.

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