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hol·low

(hol'ō),
A concavity or depression.

hol·low

(hol'ō)
A concavity or depression.
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'Out of sight, out of mind,' is well enough as a proverb applicable to cases of friendship, though absence is not always necessary to hollowness of heart, even between friends, and truth and honesty, like precious stones, are perhaps most easily imitated at a distance, when the counterfeits often pass for real.
Yet he does not doubt the sincerity of her professions, and he conceals the hollowness of his own from her, partly because he is ashamed of it, and partly out of pity for her.
But the Panama lay on the moss beside him; and the spectator could see that his brow was prematurely bald; and this, combined with a certain hollowness about the eyes, had an air of headwork and even headache.
Farid Piracha said that the 86 years imprisonment for Dr Aafia showed the hollowness of the US judicial system and its bias towards Islam and the Muslims.
The recent Pakistan-India entente has exposed the hollowness of New Delhi's narrative on Kashmir.
Persons holding high positions, and that too constitutional ones, display hollowness of character every day, as did the governor of Meghalaya who exhorted us to boycott all things Kashmiris.
Responding to Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif's release on bail, the PML-N lawmaker said Lahore High Court's decision has exposed the hollowness of the cases being made against his party.
Terming the massacres at Handwara and Kupwara by Indian forces on 25th and 27th January 1990 as a glaring proof of hollowness of Indian democracy, JKLF chairman said that killing thousands of innocents can only be termed as act of savagery.
In this particular case, the Prime Minister was apprised of various deficiencies and hollowness. When he was briefed nothing happened after that.
Slowly and gradually all over the world, large segments of societies began feeling the hollowness of the promises of capitalism.
Universal credit is a wholly self-inflicted wound, igniting a fresh burning injustice to underline the hollowness of May's claim to fight exactly that.
He said that another group of puppets was being inducted in Federal government but pledged that PPP would expose their hollowness as well and rout them out.