- v. Simple past tense and past participle of hollow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having a cavity within.
“But when Mr. Obama delivered his stunningly eloquent and inspiring address at midday on Jan. 20, he provided a powerful hint of what "bipartisan," a term hollowed out by habitual and insincere misuse, means to him now.”
“Lumps of burning coal were also placed in hollowed gourds on doorsteps, to welcome deceased loved ones.”
“They are arboreal and nocturnal, sleeping by day in hollowed out trees, tree crevices or branches.”
“How these globes are hollowed is as great a marvel as the construction of the ingenious Chinese puzzle of ball within ball.”
“bipartisan," a term hollowed out by habitual and insincere misuse, means to him now.”
“I am welcomed on a boat — it’s a canoe hollowed from a dark tree.”
“Yeah, it strikes me that the first and best use of social software in hollowed-out cities would be to simply connect people — somehow helping folks find each other in these places where the density has dropped and there’s no longer the sort’ve critical mass and osmotic pressure that sustains more crowded and vibrant places.”
“This lamp, which was referred to in an earlier chapter, and described as a hollowed stone in the form of a half moon, was an exceedingly crude affair, measuring eighteen inches long on its straight side and nine inches broad at its widest part.”
“Some early Shields are represented as _bowed_ -- hollowed, that is, in order to cover more closely the person of the bearer, and consequently having a convex external contour, as in No. 39.”
“The sound quality I was recording was quite good, but was kind of hollowed out, because the PA speakers were (obviously) to the left and right of the stage, whereas the cameras were generally pointing at actors.”
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