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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Hollowly Insincerely; deceitfully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hollowly In a hollow manner; insincerely; deceitfully.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Hollowly (Shak.) in a hollow or insincere manner
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. holh, a hollow place—hol. See Hole.


In literature:

The polished stairs cried out hollowly my presence.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
It echoed and re-echoed hollowly in the cave till the frightened lad appeared to be menaced from all directions.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Another leg fell hollowly to the floor, like an abandoned piece of armor; and then two at once from the second termite.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
The rat-tat sounded hollowly, but there was no response.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
He echoed my laugh rather hollowly.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Hoofs trampled hollowly upon the loose, rattling boards, and the cavalcade marched in.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Suddenly the sound of a piano was heard, and Standard Six set off hollowly down the big room.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
But the echo of that crash of music vibrated across the campus and died away hollowly between the buildings.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Once they thought they heard voices but it was only the echoes of their own, borne hollowly back.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Just a few yards beyond the surf boomed hollowly on the smooth, shady shore, littered now, I knew, by the pitiful spoils of the storm.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
His voice echoed through the huge vault and re-echoed hollowly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Occasionally his footsteps rang hollowly on the stone, and he knew that the floor was thin between this and other caverns below.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
The world was sleeping and deserted, and Micky's footsteps echoed hollowly along the pavement.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
In the canon we could hear the river roaring away hollowly.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Planks rang hollowly beneath her feet, and the hand on her arm detained her.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
His voice fell hollowly in the silence, but there was no response.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The streets were dark, and their feet sounded hollowly on the brick pavement.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The two prisoners were carried down, and the door dropped hollowly into place above them.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
A single footstep sounded hollowly.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
They faintly heard the tread of the colonel's spurred boots echoing hollowly in the darkness.
"Yule Logs" by Various

In poetry:

ANNICCA (calling).
Help, Tommaso!
Luca! Fiametta! Father, lookup, look up!
Gaze not so hollowly.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
And I heard this heremite toad as he sate
In the gloom of his ghastly hermitage,
To himself and the gloom all hollowly prate,
Like a misanthropic sage:
"The Heremite Toad" by Madison Julius Cawein
With fearless good humour did Mary comply,
And her way to the Abbey she bent;
The night it was dark, and the wind it was high
And as hollowly howling it swept thro' the sky
She shiver'd with cold as she went.
"Mary - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
Much snow if falling, winds roar hollowly,
The owl hoots from the elder,
Fear in your heart cries to the loving-cup:
Sorrow to sorrow as the sparks fly upward.
The log groans and confesses:
There is one story and one story only.
"To Juan At The Winter Solstice" by Robert Graves