[ UK /hjˈuːn/ ]
[ US /ˈhjun/ ]
  1. cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel
    a house built of hewn logs
    rough-hewn stone
    a path hewn through the underbrush
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How To Use hewn In A Sentence

  • Passion abounds in this romance set on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the rough-hewn Seth Quinn wins over Drusilla, the town's icy beauty.
  • Full well it _shewn_, he _thoughten_ coste no sinne. The Rowley Poems
  • The rough-hewn boards of the boathouse were grey and weathered. THE MYSTERY OF THE PURPLE PIRATE
  • Like an old stone barn with hand-hewn beams, they were built to last, enduring monuments to craftsmanship and common sense.
  • The newly hewn steps were too narrow to tread in comfort.
  • _ It has been shewn by Dr. Priestley and Mr. Ingenhouz that the green matter at the bottom of cisterns, and the fresh leaves of plants immersed in water, give out considerable quantities of vital air in the sun-shine; that is, the perspirable matter of plants (which is water much divided in its egress from their minute pores) becomes decomposed by the sun's light, and converted into two kinds of air, the vital and inflammable airs. The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation
  • What followed sounded as if it had been hewn from granite by giants. Times, Sunday Times
  • The English were looting the Spanish, transforming the cash gained by selling off their medieval patrimony, and the coal hewn from their provinces, into a truly extraordinary epoch in human culture.
  • I sat to read at a rough-hewn and sturdy old desk, as the aroma of meat cooking and fire filled the room.
  • It has its own yoga and massage room hewn from volcanic rock, while the more active can take part in cycling, surfing and photography classes. Times, Sunday Times
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