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 Meanings and Examples of HEM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
hem
 n.  edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  The lavender barred muslin was beautiful with those wide insets of lace and net about the hem, but it had never suited her type.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Resolutely she took it by the hem and jerked, put it in her mouth and gnawed, until finally the material gave with a rip and tore the length.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Every time she bent over to retrieve them, the hem of the dress fell in the mud.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Melanie sat down beside her and patted her arm and, after a moment, Mammy lifted the hem of her black skirt and dried her eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
5  Now and then she lifted the hem of her dress and wiped her eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
6  As she dragged homeward Carol looked with distaste at her clay-loaded rubbers, the smeared hem of her skirt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  The day was nearly done; only the hem of his golden robe was rustling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
8  Candide first kissed the hem of the Commandant's robe, then they sat down to table.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
9  The hem of your gown, when the tip of your shoe peeps from beneath, upsets me.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
10  Buckingham threw himself at her feet, and before the queen could prevent him, kissed the hem of her robe.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
11  , and sent me to sit in a quiet corner of the schoolroom, with directions to hem the same.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
12  In the midst of the tumult, and while my eyes and ears were fully engaged in the scene before me, I heard a hem close at my elbow: I turned, and saw Sam.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  Turning her mother's head this way and that, she fastened on the cap and, hurriedly kissing her gray hair, ran back to the maids who were turning up the hem of her skirt.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XIV
14  Two maids were turning up the hem and hurriedly biting off the ends of thread.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XIV
15  Joe's sweetheart straight-way placed brilliant silk on the scallops of the hem in question, and, going a little further, added ribbon tufts to the shoulder pieces.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
Example Sentence:
1  When seated, the dress hem is still nice and long.