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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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The Little People had gone to sleep in the early twilight, for it was not the season of late blossoming flowers; but as Mowgli's first foot- falls rang hollow on the hollow ground he heard a sound as though all the earth were humming.
The youth shrank as if with a bitter pain, and the blood gushed vividly into his wan and hollow cheeks.
A hollow like a great amphitheatre, full of terraced steps and misty olives, now lay between them and the heights of Fiesole, and the road, still following its curve, was about to sweep on to a promontory which stood out in the plain.
A hollow groan, unlike anything she had ever heard in her life, came from the front, followed by a shout of "Hoi there
I had only three left, and we saw that we were in the angle of the far corner of the chamber, a fact that accounted for our not having noticed the hollow sound of the place during our former exhaustive examination.
Her wrinkled forehead, her hollow cheeks, her white lips told their terrible tale of the suffering of years.
So the hollows about this pond will, sometimes, in the winter, be filled with a greenish water somewhat like its own, but the next day will have frozen blue.
She stood still when they were in the hollows, and looking at Philip again, she said in a serious, sad voice:
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
But in his joy at the enchanted, tacit acquiescence of the mate, Ahab did not hear his foreboding invocation; nor yet the low laugh from the hold; nor yet the presaging vibrations of the winds in the cordage; nor yet the hollow flap of the sails against the masts, as for a moment their hearts sank in.
One time Tom sent a boy to run about town with a blazing stick, which he called a slogan (which was the sign for the Gang to get together), and then he said he had got secret news by his spies that next day a whole parcel of Spanish merchants and rich A-rabs was going to camp in Cave Hollow with two hundred elephants, and six hundred camels, and over a thousand "sumter" mules, all loaded down with di'monds, and they didn't have only a guard of four hundred soldiers, and so we would lay in ambuscade, as he called it, and kill the lot and scoop the things.
And he led the Doctor and his pets to the very thickest part of the forest--a place where no man had ever been before--and hid them all in a big hollow tree between high rocks.