Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a hollow manner; insincerely; deceitfully.

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

  • adverb Insincerely; deceitfully.

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

  • adverb In a hollow manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "A shovel of what?" asked Dicky's voice hollowly from the other side of the door.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • His voice boomed hollowly from the megaphone’s speaker.

    FALL OR FLY • by K.C. Shaw

  • A stray wild-fowl honked somewhere to seaward, and the surf broke limply and hollowly on the sand.

    Nam-Bok, the Unveracious

  • “And then they took my manhood,” Singing Tail whispered hollowly.

    Fire The Sky

  • Kumuhana pressed his hand to his chest and coughed hollowly at intervals, bidding for encouragement; but in the end, of himself, spoke out.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • The younger generation of men announced that they had applied for front seats at the telling, while many of the older generation of men joked hollowly about the conversion of Alice.

    WHEN ALICE TOLD HER SOUL

  • The sound of hierro axes could be heard chipping at the plaster, smacking hollowly at the underlying cane, vines, and posts.

    Fire The Sky

  • The sound of hierro axes could be heard chipping at the plaster, smacking hollowly at the underlying cane, vines, and posts.

    Fire The Sky

  • “And then they took my manhood,” Singing Tail whispered hollowly.

    Fire The Sky

  • Once, in the forest, an overburdened pine dropped its load of snow, and the echoes reverberated hollowly down the gorge; but neither stirred.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

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