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[hol-oh-ahyd] /ˈhɒl oʊˌaɪd/
having sunken eyes.
Origin of hollow-eyed
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was pale and hollow-eyed, and in these few days seemed ten years older.

  • He was haggard and hollow-eyed, and he carried a week's growth of beard on his chin.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • It was Stettson major, white-checked and hollow-eyed, who had fought his way to the ground under escort of an impatient coachman.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
  • He was calm in his resolution, albeit a little pale and hollow-eyed for it.

  • That he should grow pale, and thin, and hollow-eyed was inevitable.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • She had grown pale and hollow-eyed in these few days of anxiety.

    An Unoficial Patriot Helen Gardener
  • In their privacy, hollow-eyed monks muttered to one another under their cowls, "Homagium diabolo fecit et male finivit."

  • She grew thin and hollow-eyed, and the pathos of her face was heartrending.

    Mal Moule Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • His thoughts were embattled with the conflict of many emotions, and morning found him hollow-eyed.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for hollow-eyed


with the eyes appearing to be sunk into the face, as from excessive fatigue
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