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  • v. Present participle of hollow.

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Examples

  • I'm not an economist, but as a small IT tech & entrepreneur I have witnessed thru my clients the role that China has played in "hollowing out" our once strong manufacturing sector and replacing it with the current tepid service economy.

    Apollo's Daughter :: Wei Qi and The Art of War: Win First, Then FIght

  • Meanwhile, of course, he actively collaborated in hollowing out the U.S. regulatory structure, and of course failed to address issues that, by 2005, had become obvious, most notably the failure of the population at large to enjoy the benefit of the business pickup.

    Matthew Yglesias » Surveying the Wreckage

  • The accompanying labels says "One of the principal uses of the adz was in hollowing out dug-out canoes."

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  • Suddenly the wildflowers flooded Josh's mind, and the sounds of he and his father's yelling, and running scared through the mud towards a chair in high grass and the old farmer, and that last word "Lindsley," the name hollowing out and then filling his now dizzy head as his eyes traced the letters across Leonard's broad chest.

    Pros and Cons of Wildflower Collection

  • A few weeks ago, Gordon Nixon, CEO of the Royal Bank, sounded the alarm over what he called the hollowing-out of corporate Canada.

    Seizing Opportunity: Canada's Chance to Lead out of the Chaos of the Communications Revolution

  • But the exceptionalism argument offers some voters a reassuring counternarrative to persistent joblessness, a long-term hollowing out of the middle class and a sense that the nation's best days are past.

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  • And if Mr. Perry were to win the nomination, he would face critics, among them Democrats, who have long complained that the state's economic health came at a steep price: a long-term hollowing out of its prospects because of deep cuts to education spending, low rates of investment in research and development, and a disparity in the job market that confines many blacks and Hispanics to minimum-wage jobs without health insurance.

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  • And if Mr. Perry were to win the Republican nomination, he would face critics, among them Democrats, who have long complained that the state's economic health has come at a steep a price: a long-term hollowing out of the state's prospects because of deep cuts to education spending, low rates of investment in research and development, and a disparity in the job market that confines many blacks and Hispanics to minimum-wage jobs without health insurance.

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  • All the while, she continued to dig deeper into what she has called the hollowing out of the American middle class, writing about the effects of bankruptcy on ordinary Americans and the dangers of predatory lending, warning about a collapse that was sure to come.

    Elizabeth Warren, likely to head new consumer agency, provokes strong feelings

  • For instance, if no one has yet come up with the idea of hollowing out a bone and blowing into it to make pleasant sounds, you could be the person to invent instrumental music.

    Economics and Modernity, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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