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- adj. Having sunken, dark ringed eyes demonstrative of lack of sleep or fear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having sunken eyes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
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There was wailing in the village, where the women and children went without in order that what little they had might go into the bellies of the lean and hollow-eyed hunters who trod the forest in the vain pursuit of meat.
When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.
It's unclear how the challenging comedy and its bourbon-slugging protagonist Ms. Theron's on-screen look alternates between hot and hungover and hollow-eyed will go down with moviegoers or awards voters.
The truly unforgettable performance comes from Lisa Eichhorn as Cutter's abused and defeated, hollow-eyed alcoholic wife Mo, the soul of the movie, delivering, in her thin, cracked voice, such vicious putdowns as to feckless rent-boy Bone Home so early, Rich?
Here are hollow-eyed combatants on duty in Civil War encampments, in the trenches of World War I, on all the battlefronts of World War II, then Korea and Vietnam—all aware of what war is.
Raising two children in north Seattle, she pokes fun at her clique of "hollow-eyed" mothers who breast-feed their toddlers and shop exclusively at Whole Foods - all while grinding steamed organic carrots into baby food herself.
Houses went hollow-eyed as the flames chewed through the windows.
I spent virtually all of my waking hours as editor of the Heights Daily News, the daily newspaper run by a small staff of grungy, hollow-eyed, sleep-deprived fanatics and misfits.
Who can ever forget the hollow-eyed shock on the grim and grimy faces of the surviving public safety workers coming out of those collapsing buildings.
Those Red Sox fans—so ecstatic for almost a decade—look as forlorn and hollow-eyed as their '70s and '80s forebears.
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