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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hollow
 
  Hollow as a gun.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Hollow as the soul of an echo.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Hollow as the murmur of the midnight sea after the tempest nursed itself to rest.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As hollow as an egg shell.
            —Philip James Bailey
  4
  Hollow and wasteful as a whirlwind.
            —Philip James Bailey
  5
  Hollow as is the armour of a ghost.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  6
  Hollow as an actor’s laugh.
            —Gelett Burgess
  7
  Hollow like a niche in a column.
            —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  8
  Hollow and dead as the empty shell of last year’s nut.
            —Violet Fane
  9
  As hollow as any trumpet in Europe.
            —Henry Fielding
  10
    Hollower than an echo fallen
Across some clear abyss.
            —Jean Ingelow
  11
  Hollow as the unbowell’d winds.
            —Henry Hart Milman
  12
  Hollow, as a sepulchre.
            —Melville D. Post
  13
  Hollow as a drum.
            —Charles Reade
  14
  Hollow like a breathing shell.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  15
  Hollow as a ghost.
            —William Shakespeare
  16
  Hollow as the hopes and fears of men.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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