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  • adv. In a cavernous manner; like a cavern.
  • adv. In a cavernous manner; sounding deep, hollow, or echoey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a cavernous manner.


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  • Some of the oddities he describes (cavernously empty restaurants with fictional menus and crap service, frenetically alcoholic international NGO workers) are entirely familiar to me from my time in the Balkans and could happen anywhere in the world where there is or has recently been a crisis.

    Linkspam for 14-6-2009

  • The chest was deep, it is true, cavernously deep; but there were no full-swelling muscles, no wide-spreading shoulders, no clean-limbed straightness, no generous symmetry of outline.


  • Narrow-shouldered, sunken-chested, with cheeks cavernously hollow, he looked like a man in the last stages of consumption.


  • He was slender to emaciation, cavernously checked, roll after roll of skin, no longer encasing flesh or muscle, hanging grotesquely down his neck and swathing the Adam's apple so that only occasionally, with queer swallowing motions, did it peep out of the mummy-wrappings of skin and sink back again from view.


  • As I walk the terrazzo floor of the main concourse one morning, passing specialty food concessions, a QuikTrip convenience store, and a team retail outlet that awaits its team, the arena seems cavernously empty, as it must for all but the 10 or so days a month that it stages events.

    The Empty Arena

  • English intermingled, are cavernously sunken and as bright-burning as if aflame with fever.


  • A woman in fantastic rags, with cheeks cavernously hollow and with narrow black eyes like burning gimlets, caught a glimpse of Hartman and me.

    Chapter 23: The People of the Abyss

  • I hide my little thirteen-inch TV inside a cavernously empty filing cabinet.


  • Other than his rosy cheeks and bright red nose, his face was horribly drawn and pale, the wrinkles in his forehead cavernously deep.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Michael Gambon is Hirst, the cavernously wrinkled-faced, successful writer who occupies the flat and who, though he drinks himself silly (Mr. Gambon gives us a sensational front-of-stage fall) in the summer night of Act I, is miraculously fresh the next morning.

    Contemplating Artistic Mysteries


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