HEW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HEW
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hew
 v.  cut with an ax; fell with a sharp instrument; form or shape with a sharp instrument; cut
Classic Sentence:
1  Our swords must hew a way through the enemy.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
2  Some of them simply dreads those iron men, as they call them, those machines for hewing the coal, where men always did it before.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
3  At the moment when the Hanoverian lieutenant, Wilda, grasped this handle in order to take refuge in the farm, a French sapper hewed off his hand with an axe.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
4  The sword of a cuirassier, which hewed down the bagpipes and the arm which bore it, put an end to the song by killing the singer.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
5  The Prussian cavalry, newly arrived, dashes forwards, flies, hews, slashes, kills, exterminates.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
6  He mows down all that meets him, and hews a broad path through their columns with furious sword, as he seeks thee, O Turnus, in thy fresh pride of slaughter.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
Example Sentence:
1  They hew their way through the dense jungle.
2  He hewed a canoe out of a tree trunk.