verb (used with object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
verb (used without object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
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Origin of hew
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Example sentences from the Web for hew
Who is it hews his foe to mammocks; writes “Acquittal” on his tomb—and dies?Tales from Blackwood|Various
He builds the forest and hews it down, the power which raised the tree and that which wields the axe being one and the same.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
It was at least something to have discovered that Will Hews was an Elizabethan name.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime|Oscar Wilde
The ordinary collier is paid by piecework—so much per ton for all the coal he hews.A Safety Match|Ian Hay
She swims to a stake, to which she clings, and John hews her in three, QQ.