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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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Everything else races toward disaster, and Hemingway's JAMA reading accentuates how hollowly Dr.
Three days previously "leader" Nigel Farage laughed hollowly when I suggested he had no intention of stepping down.
21-23 I'll teach you how you shall arraign your con-science, / And try your penitence, if it be sound, / Or hollowly put on.
Voices and commands echoed hollowly, were lost in a chorus of profanity and hoarse sobbing, the straining sweating noises of men in great labor.
26) In the Furioso, though, instead of triumphing over Morgana (or even Angelica for that matter), Ariosto's hero snatches the forelock (crine) of the nearest proxy--Angelica's palfrey--and hollowly repeats his earlier allegorical victory.
I followed him up the stairs, our footsteps clattering hollowly, and when we came into the upper floor it was brightly lit from the larger windows.
The men's claims to power echo even more hollowly as the women's sex strike takes effect.
Indeed, while literature about women and men might have been drawn from ideas broadly concerning the human condition, as Warner argues, rather than with a view specifically to vilify or hollowly praise women as is commonly thought, it is significant that women remained relatively silent on the subject (including in Warner's study, with a few fascinating exceptions that might have benefitted from further analysis, such as Louise Labe).
Dry leaves seasons old windrowed versus as a tallboy rattled hollowly in the anxious wind.
His language and assumptions remain tellingly juridical, even in their often sacramental form: upon meeting Julietta in the prison, he offers to "teach you how you shall arraign your conscience / And try your penitence, if it be sound / Or hollowly put on" (2.
So, weak-chested, round-shouldered, we stoop hollowly forward on ourselves.