stemming from the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the cult of nudity entered its golden age in the 1990s.
The troubles began piling up two years ago, stemming from, of all things, a show in Washington state.
He faced heavy pressure from Clinton to accept compromises with the Palestinians stemming from the Oslo peace accords.
Finally the epithet of "deathless" gets some explanation, stemming from Golovan's fearless ministrations during a plague.
Behind that remark was Erdogan's apparent confidence, stemming from his own recent electoral success.
The services of Charles V in stemming the tide of the Lutheran revolt were indispensable and his demands could not be refused.
At last he was stemming the strong tide-rip off Brimstone Point.
After the bristles are ready, the next thing is to make the stemming.
He went to the window and leaned out, stemming his hands on the sill.
He went on at length to tell her of the precise degree of her folly, but she cut in, stemming his protestation in full flow.
Old English stemn, stefn "stem of a plant," also "either end-post of a ship," from Proto-Germanic *stamniz (cf. Old Saxon stamm, Old Norse stafn "stem of a ship;" Danish stamme, Swedish stam "trunk of a tree;" Old High German stam, German Stamm), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "support of a wineglass" is from 1835. Stem-winding watches (1875) were advanced and desirable when introduced, hence slang stem-winder "excellent thing" (1892). The nautical sense is preserved in the phrase stem to stern "along the full length" (of a ship), attested from 1620s. The verbal phrase stems from, first recorded 1932, American English, translates German stammen aus, probably from a figurative sense represented by English stem (n.) in the sense of "stock of a family, line of descent" (c.1540; cf. family tree, and German stammvater "tribal ancestor," literally "stem-father"). Stem cell attested by 1885.
"to hold back," c.1300, from Old Norse stemma "to stop," from Proto-Germanic *stamjan (cf. Swedish stämma, Old Saxon stemmian, Middle Dutch stemon, German stemmen "stop, resist, oppose"), from PIE root *stem- "to strike against something" (cf. Lithuanian stumiu "thrust, push"). Phrase to stem the tide is literally "to hold back the tide," but often is confused with stem (v.) in sense of "to make headway against, head in a certain course" (late 14c.), which is from stem (n.)).
A supporting structure resembling the stalk of a plant.