hewn hewn  /ˈhjun/


  1. (v) make or shape as with an axe
  2. (v) strike with an axe; cut down, strike
  3. (adj) cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel


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  1. Appearing to have been hewn from solid blocks of mediocrity, the Imperial LeBaron two-door is memorable for having some of the longest fenders in history.
  2. While people think of Murdoch as rough-hewn and self-made, which in many ways he is, his background is gilded: he studied at Oxford and inherited his first newspaper.
  3. You could hear that war of the classes in Stanwyck's voice, a handsome instrument hewn from a scrawny, slum-neighborhood tree.


  1. Orion band spotlight: Japandroids

    The critically beloved Vancouver duo will bring its catchy, rough-hewn garage rock to the Orion Music + More festival.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Faith Lift – welcome home

    I’ve just returned from a long weekend vacation at a place that when you arrive you are greeted with a rough hewn wooden sign that says, “Welcome Home.”
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Baytown Sun


  1. "The mission found dozens of mummies in 53 rock-hewn tombs dating to the Middle Kingdom" from 2061-1786 BC, Zahi Hawass told AFP.
    on Apr 12, 2009 By: Zahi Hawass Source: AFP

  2. "What a journey, a journey of a lifetime," Huckabee said. "It is not lost on me where I started. The prophet Isaiah said, and I've quoted it often, 'Look to the rock from which you were hewn, the quarry from which you were dug.' "
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne commented that his novels "precisely suit my taste; solid, substantial, written on strength of beef and through inspiration of ale, and just as real as if some giant had hewn a great lump out of the earth and put it under a glass...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Nathaniel Hawthorne Source: guardian.co.uk

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