We know too much now about the hollowness of institutions and the frailty of their leaders.
In his voluble, guns-blazing manner, Adrover made the hollowness of New York Fashion Week, which ends Thursday, apparent.
My voice sounded cheerful and supportive, properly concealing the hollowness I felt.
But the closing of one school after another exposes the hollowness of those promises.
Ibsen is never happier, and never is his scalpel more skilful, than when he is laying bare the hollowness of shams like these.
Laura smiled as she glanced at his face, but it was not its hollowness she was thinking of.
He was a hollow thing, he knew, but a buckram pretence prevented the world from piercing to his hollowness.
They gave off a muffled clink of hollowness when he tapped them.
It shows the hollowness of Paganism at this time that his conduct was met either with ridicule or with condemnation.
Then she rapped the floor and walls, and could discover no indications of hollowness.
c.1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.
late 14c., holowen, from hollow (adj.). Related: Hollowed; hollowing.
"lowland, valley, basin," 1550s, probably a modern formation from hollow (adj.). Old English had holh (n.) "cave, den; internal cavity."