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hollow

noun bare, bereft of, carved out, clear, deprived, destitute of, devoid, devoid of, empty, lacking, short of, vacant, vacuous, void, wanting, without
Associated concepts: hollow victory
See also: chamber, deficient, empty, jejune, perfunctory, untenable, vacant, vacuous, void
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Howard considers the depiction of Elizabeth I in Heywood's If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody as an important contribution to the altering attitudes toward female representation onstage because of the need to present both the young princess and the recently deceased queen, the former having to be positioned through material codes of femininity which inevitably resonated hollowly with female audience members.
The word "quality" is hollowly banged about by several insurance CEOs without a solid sense of its elusiveness.
The awkward use of prophetic rhetoric in defense of what is popular in liberal circles may help explain why Reform pronouncements often sound so hollowly grandiose.
So early in the morning, the station echoed hollowly and he sat on a bench for an hour and watched the people walk by.
The tone of affectionate teasing must have echoed hollowly in
In this, as in his earlier works -- My Country Is The World (1961), World Government: Ready or Not (1985) and Passport to Freedom (1992) -- Davis has put into practice what politicians glibly and hollowly preach, that the time has come for "a new world order.
Sounds temporary indeed," muttered Satorious hollowly.
Those who were there, Celtic and Kilmarnock fans, did their best to create an atmosphere but in truth, their songs and chants rung hollowly and a little eerily round this ghost stadium.