hollow-hearted love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Insincere; deceitful; not sound or true.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Insincere; deceitful; not sound and true; having a cavity or decayed spot within.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective insincere; deceitful; treacherous

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Examples

  • Should an investigation (a transparent one, mind you) reveal the hollow-hearted evil that too many assume true to just pooh-pooh, the retribution would not just be directed at a relatively well-protected him, but at the less-protected average U.S. citizen daring to move about the world.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Should an investigation (a transparent one, mind you) reveal the hollow-hearted evil that too many assume true to just pooh-pooh, the retribution would not just be directed at a relatively well-protected him, but at the less-protected average U.S. citizen daring to move about the world.

    Look 'Pon The Devil's Brow...An Impossibility...

  • For all his supposed affability, he was reveling in being a mean-spirited, hollow-hearted jerk.

    Palpitations...And No Pride To Speak Of.

  • And as in meat and fruit there is this inward and hidden deceit, so likewise the same is to be found in the people that are born and bred there, who make fair outward shews, but are inwardly false and hollow-hearted.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • For all his supposed affability, he was reveling in being a mean-spirited, hollow-hearted jerk.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Well (quoth Buffalmaco) this is but the tricke of an hollow-hearted friend, and not such as he protested himselfe to be, to us.

    The Decameron

  • It has almost been considered as culpable to evince toward him the least sympathy or support; and many a hollow-hearted caitiff have I seen, who basked in the sunshine of his bounty while in power, who now skulked from his side, and even mingled among the most clamorous of his enemies ..

    Washington Irving

  • Many wrongs have been encouraged because it was all right in the eyes of the hollow-hearted fashionable world.

    Marguerite Verne

  • We should not permit the principles of common-sense decorum to give place to the lawless vagaries of fancy and the hollow-hearted forms of artificial life.

    The Christian Home

  • It stigmatizes law as the machinery of injustice; it sneers at society as hollow-hearted corruption and insincerity; it brands politics as a reeking mass of rottenness, and scoffs at morality as the tinsel of sin.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales

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