Suddenly the sound of a piano was heard, and Standard Six set off hollowly down the big room.
"There's no longer an Antamunda," John Andrusco said hollowly.
The minister's voice came back to him, hollowly, as if from an immense distance.
"It was thus I left my loved ones," the Wanderer said hollowly.
A stray wild-fowl honked somewhere to seaward, and the surf broke limply and hollowly on the sand.
The actor laughed like a man of small humor, mellowly, but hollowly.
The lady who received us was effusive to Aunt Eliza and hollowly gracious to me.
His voice was low, but it rang as hollowly as though he were from another world.
He crossed a bridge, hollowly sounding through the night, and neared the hill.
“Young beginner,” said Matt hollowly; for he had the pewter-vessel to his lips.
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."