verb (used with object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
verb (used without object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
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Hewing to principle is difficult, because it makes party whips angry, spoils dinner parties, and ends careers and friendships.
They began to dig, but they struck on an excessively hard rock, which rendered useless all their hammering and hewing.Sketches of Central Asia (1868)|Arminius Vmbry
New "skids" are nicely peeled by hewing off the bark smoothly, and plentifully as well as calculatingly laid along the road.Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
His shield upraised he higher / and hewing through the throng he went.
Mr. Stewart was at the work which had occupied him for some weeks previously--hewing out logs on the side hill.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
The while coursed Wolfhart / thither and back again, Through Gunther's men before him / hewing wide a lane.