verb (used with object), rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn, rough-hew·ing.
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Origin of rough-hew
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Example sentences from the Web for roughhewn
Nevertheless, the altar has been left there—an altar of unpolished wood, placed against a background of roughhewn stone.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Their gestures were unstudiedly graceful, and their roughhewn faces were pleasant in expression.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop|Hamlin Garland
In youth the land mass was roughhewn and cut deep by stream erosion.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
This arch was roughhewn on the flat surfaces and on about half of the outer curved surface, or extrados.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
She reminded one of a roughhewn granite statue of old Egypt; and she was just as magnificently imposing.I, Thou, and the Other One|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr