Usage examples for hew

  1. What would you call that man, who under- sail in a most goodly ship, wherein he ventures his life, fortunes, and honours, yet in a fury should hew the mast down, cast sails overboard, fire all the tacklings, and to crown this madness, should blow up all the decks, burn th'oaken ribs, and in that combat 'twix two elements leap desperately, and drown himself in the seas? – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  2. It was at this time that the famous sculptor came from the capital of Germany to hew a great lion out of granite, in honor of Liberty. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  3. O thou blunt axe, what forests canst thou hew? – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  4. Indeed character consists in little acts, well and honourably performed; daily life being the quarry from which we build it up, and rough- hew the habits which form it. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  5. The preacher said slowly, 'There is a Divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as we will. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  6. Yonder stands an old tree; hew it down, and in its roots you will find something. – The Golden Goose Book by L. Leslie Brooke
  7. What is to be will be; or, rather, I have found all my life, as Hamlet says: 'There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough- hew them how we will. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  8. Thou, fighting for poor humankind, wilt feel The strength of Roland in thy wrist to hew A chasm sheer into the barrier rock, And bring the army of the faithful through. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. The history of this spot may serve to encourage all who at any time or anywhere are called in the way of duty to be the first to attack and rough- hew a forest- wild for the benefit of another generation. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  10. Moore was his superior officer, and there was also Sir Hew Dalrymple and Sir Harry Burrard on their way, the former of whom would take the chief, and the latter, the second command of the army. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  11. Then you'd probably hew down the forest, which would be a loss to the State: you would have to do something with your superfluous energy. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  12. Let us lay the axe to the very root of this evil and hew it down. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  13. All of which goes to prove that a divinity shapes our ends, rough hew them how we may. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. You take Minna like an axe to hew me down. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  15. Because the grasses grew, Because the sweet winds blew, Because that he could hew And hammer, he was glad. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  16. Take heed whence a scourge- like star comes again; for from that direction will come the foe that will hew down the yellow- haired men. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn