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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hollow-hearted having a hollow or untrue heart: faithless: treacherous
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. holh, a hollow place—hol. See Hole.


In literature:

Both were hollow in the heart, or rather they contained pith like the alder-tree, which when forced out left a smooth bore.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
But how she could have loved such a hollow, stony-hearted piece of crockery, Vedrine did not understand.
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
In the hollow beneath, I saw a rainbow in the heart of the dead tree.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
He felt as if his heart was beating itself to death in some empty hollow.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The same unpleasant weight crept over him; his heart beat rapidly, and his body seemed to be very hollow.
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
It is possible that the protest of the Bishop of Orleans is as hollow-hearted as the protests of censors nearer home.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
How could she have the heart for these hollow gayeties, knowing that he was sad and troubled?
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
WHEN a millionaire's heart is touched it makes a hollow sound.
"Reflections of a Bachelor Girl" by Helen Rowland
We'll soon be out of the hollows, My heart!
"The Garden of Dreams" by Madison J. Cawein
The largest trees are from 200 to 500 years old and are usually hollow-hearted.
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
This tree was hollow in its heart, and there was a hole in its side which opened into the hollow.
"The Story of Our Country"
Our footsteps rang as hollow as my heart on the shiny waxed floors.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
I was standing upon the brink of a hollow in the heart of the thick bush.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
On account of this hollow-hearted adventurer.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Again, the hollow sickness, as if her heart were bleeding away inside her.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
The thief grew rigid: his heart seemed suddenly hollow; he held his breath.
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
The heart is a hollow and fleshy muscle which causes the blood to set in motion.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
She laughed a hollow little laugh at the fear in her heart, for here at least she was mistress of herself.
"With Edge Tools" by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
He stole a glance at the radiant young woman who held his heart in the hollow of one slender hand.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
It is as if one's heart were beating itself to death in some empty hollow.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde

In poetry:

Ah! that I could follow
In thy footsteps bright,
Through the starry hollow
Of the summer night,
Sloping down the western ways
To find my heart’s delight!
"Hesperus" by C S Lewis
And so I never once guessed
A Love-nest,
Bowered and candle-lit, lay
In my way,
Till I found a hid hollow,
Where I burst on her my heart could not but follow.
"The Discovery" by Thomas Hardy
My heart is gray as is the day,
In which the rain-wind drearily
Makes all the sounding branches sway,
And in the hollows far away
The dry leaves rustle wearily.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
IN woods remote, hid in the mountain hollows,
Doves there are that have a gentler beauty,
Doves that are marked as by a poet's image,
And hence are called Doves of the Wounded Heart.
"On Two Sisters Whose Deaths Were Together" by Padraic Colum
Bull unto bull with hollow throat
Makes echo every hill,
Cold sheep in pastures thick with snow
The air with bleating fill;
While of his mother’s heart this Babe
Takes His sweet will.
"The Strangers" by Walter de la Mare
And soul and body dwelt apart;
And weary wisdom without heart
Stared on the dead round heaven and sighed,
"Is death too hollow as thou art,
Or as man's living pride?"
And saying so died.
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The firestorm swept through the heart of the city and inner suburbs, and sucked the buildings hollow.
Nestled in the heart of Preston Hollow, this contemporary home built in 2007 features 7,141 SF of open living space.
After more than two years of devoting heart and soul into the production of "Dead Woman's Hollow, " the local independent film is ready for its premiere.