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adjective as in deep, resonant in sound

adjective as in meaningless

adjective as in false, artificial

verb as in empty out; make concave

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Even our hospitals are being taken over and hollowed out by Wall Street.

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For some, the announcement back in March that he would pick a woman started to ring hollow the longer the search dragged on.

These hornets nest in hollow trees and cozy nooks within walls.

He liked to play in a hollow tree where insect-eating bats used to live.

The explanation for these landmines mainly related to the use of hollow cast iron balls that were presumably filled with gunpowder.

The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.

But Byrne himself is the parodist, and he commands the stage by his hollow-eyed, frosty verve.

He pressed a hollow shell casing into my palm and leaned towards my ear, “I PICKED IT UP FROM THE BEDROOM!”

It will always ring hollow when people try to turn it into a product—no matter how much Bill Clinton gushes over it.

Last year Fox gifted the world with the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” retelling we never knew we needed.

The next instruments discovered in use among the Indians were straight, hollow reeds and forked canes.

It lit up every ridge and hollow for two or three seconds, and showed me four riders tearing up the slope at a high run.

The formula would be: “The pump invented—Drain a well ,” or Water raised in a hollow.

But, just as they were piling some more leaves in the hollow stump, they heard many voices of men shouting in the woods.

That hollow is a very likely place for one of them to run along, therefore the best shot among you had better go up there.

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On this page you'll find 293 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hollow, such as: arched, cleft, cupped, curved, depressed, and dimpled.

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