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Hew meaning

hew - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Hewed or hewn.
  2. 2. To cut, as with an axe; fashion by chipping.

hew - examples of usage

  1. They had no tools left but the axes which they had carried in their hands to the rafts, but with these they could hew some sort of shelter out of the loose logs in the lake. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. One person after another rose, and, as with an ill- balanced axe, attempted to hew out his conception of art a little more clearly, and sat down with the feeling that, for some reason which he could not grasp, his strokes had gone awry. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. However," added he, after some pause, stretching himself and turning himself in bed, " I'm in good quarters for the present, at least; so I'll e'en enjoy the present moment, and let the next take care of itself; I dare say all will work out, 'some hew or other, ' for the best." - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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