verb (used with object), hemmed, hem·ming.
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verb (used without object), hemmed, hem·ming.
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Example sentences from the Web for hem
It has been called the “golden hem of Windsor”: whatever George or Kate wears instantly sells out.Happy Birthday, Prince George! Will the Wee Royal Be the First King of the 22nd Century?|Emma Woolf|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I could sum it up in a few choice words, I would, but instead I hem and haw, before stumbling through some rambling rejoinder.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Music, too, can dismantle me—for instance, this morning: Sam Cooke singing “Touch the Hem of His Garment.”
Tessie rose, unrolled her scented handkerchief, and taking a bit of gum from a knot in the hem, placed it in her mouth.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here was one sister curled up happily against a big tree, setting tiny stitches into a very straight hem.
I supply Ne lak (defect) in hem, to make some sense; the F. text does not help here.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Mrs. McAllister, finding out in some way that Violet was a clever seamstress, sent home fine linen handkerchiefs for her to hem.
Fold the front at the first pattern row, and hem it to form the scallop at the edge.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Hilda left the road, with a trace of its red dust on the hem of her skirt, and struck out into the Maidan.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan