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    A deceiving lack

    Here are what I've found in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vain
    empty and hollow suggest a deceiving lack of real substance or soundness or genuineness <an empty attempt at reconciliation><a hollow victory>.
    What does "a deceiving lack" mean in this situation?
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    Re: A deceiving lack

    Ever seen a hollow piece of chocolate? Like an Easter bunny? It gives you the impression that it is a big, solid piece of chocolate. But that image is deceiving. When you bite into it, you discover that the center is empty. The bunny is hollow. There is a deceiving lack of chocolate in the center.

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    Re: A deceiving lack

    Many a Easter have been spoiled by that bunny!


    --lotus

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    Re: A deceiving lack

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    Many a Easter have been spoiled by that bunny!


    --lotus
    In the South we would say "Many a Easter", but that's not standard English, you know.


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    Re: A deceiving lack

    I'd say 'Many an Easter has been spoiled...'

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