Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of hew.

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Examples

  • Figure 9.20 shows us that as a group Latino Catholics consistently adopt a more orthodox perspective than their “Anglo” co-religionists, although neither group could be characterized as hewing closely to the official teachings of the Catholic Church.

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  • Both Jewish and Tyrian builders were employed in hewing these great stones.

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  • As soon as the kettle boiled, I made porridge and coffee; and that, beyond the literal drawing of water, and the preparation of kindling, which it would be hyperbolical to call the hewing of wood, ended my domestic duties for the day.

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  • The king, a head taller than any of his men, fought in their front rank, his terrible two-handed sword hewing down every man who opposed him.

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  • He who would inflict death in the room of him who so presides over it may be described as hewing wood instead of a great carpenter.

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  • Several entries in the farm manager's reports relate to the "hewing" and "preparing" of planks, timbers, rafters, and studs for sheds.

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  • It is time to exercise our horticultural husbandry skills and do a little "hewing" at the ballot box in November.

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  • Balls could not have been more generous this morning, but the downside of the Miliband "new generation" strategy is that those who, like Balls, were hewing at the coal face of New Labour when the new leader was still a researcher on a political programme would be less than human if they didn't wake in the small hours thinking "it should have been me".

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  • Republican leaders are treading lightly around the uprising in Egypt, mostly hewing to the careful line charted by the Obama administration.

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  • Then there are activist groups, such as the one calling itself the ‘True Heirs of Andor,’ which have been quite aggressive in spreading their message of hewing to traditional Andorian values.

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