Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having sunken eyes.

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  • adjective Having sunken, dark ringed eyes demonstrative of lack of sleep or fear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

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Examples

  • 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.

    Written in the Shadow of Death

  • When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • 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?

    Cutter's Way is a cinematic masterpiece

  • 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?

    Cutter's Way is a cinematic masterpiece

  • When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • 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.

    The Famine

  • When I looked into the mirror, I saw the same hollow-eyed stare, the unhappy twist to the mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • 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 Art House vs. the Multiplex: Three That Walk the Line

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