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  • adjective Not hewn.

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  • adjective (of stone especially) not given a finished form by or as if by hewing

Etymologies

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un- +‎ hewn

Examples

  • Fetichism of the African, by the simplest and most shapeless objects, such as unhewn blocks of stone and by simple pillars or pieces of wood.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Back then, perhaps, the trees grew more thickly in the altitudes, unhewn and unfired.

    Virginity

  • Through the crevices in the planks he caught a view of unhewn slabs and blocks of stone roughly cemented together, which passers-by might still have seen there ten years ago.

    Les Miserables

  • His opposition to the policy of militant nationalism which inspiredthe Mexican War had, he believed, ruined his political hopes; and living constantly with the great unhewn stones of his ambition,he was often betrayed, in the early fifties, into a moroseness or dejection of temper, for he saw no way either to rid himselfof his ambitious desires or to put them to a constructive use.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • His opposition to the policy of militant nationalism which inspiredthe Mexican War had, he believed, ruined his political hopes; and living constantly with the great unhewn stones of his ambition,he was often betrayed, in the early fifties, into a moroseness or dejection of temper, for he saw no way either to rid himselfof his ambitious desires or to put them to a constructive use.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • For a stone unhewn has been set up for Neptune, and diverse other shapes far different from the shapes they conceived of their gods.

    Leviathan

  • He who first hollowed the trunk of an oak for the purpose of crossing a river did not build galleys; nor did they who piled up unhewn stones, and laid pieces of wood across them, dream of the pyramids.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • His opposition to the policy of militant nationalism which inspiredthe Mexican War had, he believed, ruined his political hopes; and living constantly with the great unhewn stones of his ambition,he was often betrayed, in the early fifties, into a moroseness or dejection of temper, for he saw no way either to rid himselfof his ambitious desires or to put them to a constructive use.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • In Deuteronomy, chapter 5, these demands get trimmed to 14, as God apparently lost his whole appetite for altars (whether constructed of unhewn stone or dirt).

    American Beat: Just How Many Commandments Are There Anyway?

  • His opposition to the policy of militant nationalism which inspiredthe Mexican War had, he believed, ruined his political hopes; and living constantly with the great unhewn stones of his ambition,he was often betrayed, in the early fifties, into a moroseness or dejection of temper, for he saw no way either to rid himselfof his ambitious desires or to put them to a constructive use.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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