verb (used with object), rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn, rough-hew·ing.
Origin of rough-hew
Examples from the Web for rough-hew
Then you don't believe there is a Destiny that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will?The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In other words, a man decrees his own destiny and shapes his own ends by his actions, whether Providence rough-hew them or not.Tea-Cup Reading, and the Art of Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves|'A Highland Seer'
There is a hand that shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we will.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
“There is a destiny that shapes our ends, rough-hew them though we may,” he thought to himself.Riddle of the Storm|Roy J. Snell
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.Familiar Quotations|Various