hollow-chested love

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  • The assistant was a shrunken - shouldered, hollow-chested man, with a cadaverous face and cavernous cheeks that his sparse black beard could not hide.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • He resents the fact that he's one of those tall men who are hollow-chested, not much weight behind him; he resents his knowledge that if they met on a dark night, Master Thos.

    Cromwell & Wolsey: From 'Wolf Hall'

  • So Homer describes him: Thersites was stoop-shouldered, hollow-chested, lame, and his pointy-looking skull was nearly bald—the signs, perhaps, of a congenital disorder in skeletal development.

    The Trojan War

  • So Homer describes him: Thersites was stoop-shouldered, hollow-chested, lame, and his pointy-looking skull was nearly bald—the signs, perhaps, of a congenital disorder in skeletal development.

    The Trojan War

  • Something in the paper whiteness of his face, something in the tone of his hollow-chested voice, and the simple altruism of his remark, affected Eustace.

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • His first concern was for her small, unshod feet padding across the grimy carriage floorboards, but when she, Trudy, drew close and took her place on the stool beside him, what pained him most was her cowed body language, the way she sat slumped and rather hollow-chested, the wings of her shoulders arcing forward as if to shield her bare breasts.

    Heaven Lake

  • Sometimes she looked at poor, hollow-chested or homely-faced girls and felt sorry for them; at other times she flared into inexplicable opposition to some handsome girl or woman who dared to brazen her socially or physically.

    The Financier

  • His first concern was for her small, unshod feet padding across the grimy carriage floorboards, but when she, Trudy, drew close and took her place on the stool beside him, what pained him most was her cowed body language, the way she sat slumped and rather hollow-chested, the wings of her shoulders arcing forward as if to shield her bare breasts.

    Heaven Lake

  • He was hollow-chested, squint-eyed, and rather shambling, but spry enough withal.

    The Financier

  • They were all pale, flabby, sunken-eyed, hollow-chested, with eyes that glinted and shone and lips that were a sickly red by contrast.

    Sister Carrie

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