hollow-eyed


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hollow-eyed

adj
with the eyes appearing to be sunk into the face, as from excessive fatigue
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Adj.1.hollow-eyed - characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

hollow-eyed

adjective
Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness:
Translations

hollow-eyed

[ˈhɒləʊˈaɪd] ADJde ojos hundidos; (with fatigue) → ojeroso

hollow-eyed

adjhohläugig

hollow-eyed

[ˌhɒləʊˈaɪd] adjdagli occhi infossati
References in classic literature ?
A fortnight afterwards Trent rode into Attra, pale, gaunt, and hollow-eyed. The whole history of those days would never be known by another man!
But these dead-tinted, hollow-eyed, angular skeletons of villages on the Rhone oppress me with the feeling that human life--very much of it--is a narrow, ugly, grovelling existence, which even calamity does not elevate, but rather tends to exhibit in all its bare vulgarity of conception; and I have a cruel conviction that the lives these ruins are the traces of were part of a gross sum of obscure vitality, that will be swept into the same oblivion with the generations of ants and beavers.
He was hollow-eyed; he was muddy; there was not a haw left in him.
He had come gaunt and hollow-eyed from a long siege of sea-sickness.
Lovell, wan and hollow-eyed, his arm in a sling, his once burly frame gaunt and attenuated with disease, nodded.
He looks always the same--old, and withered, and hollow-eyed, and listless, save that there is about him something which seems to suggest that he is looking for some one, expecting some one--the friends of his youth, perhaps.
Then men in these mills were all black with soot, and hollow-eyed and gaunt; they worked with fierce intensity, rushing here and there, and never lifting their eyes from their tasks.
There was wailing in the village, where the women and children went without in order that what little they had might go into the bellies of the lean and hollow-eyed hunters who trod the forest in the vain pursuit of meat.
After just one night of sub-optimal kip our peepers give the game away - add weeks of sleepless nights and we reach hollow-eyed zombie status.
Many of the faces look haggard, daunt, hollow-eyed, forlorn.
But Djokovic, increasingly hollow-eyed, could find no higher gear as Nadal broke for 1-0 in the decider and again for 4-1, before racing away with the lead for a thoroughly deserved victory.
Hollow-eyed and visibly malnourished, all the women also appear afraid.