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hew to
as in:  hew to the party line


She’s not one to hew to other’s rules.
  cut or roughly shape as with an axe
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hew to hews to hewing to hewed to hewn to
Strongly Associated with:   hew
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Do not confuse this with "hue" (quality of color).
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  • She’s not one to hew to other’s rules.
  • Few hew to the orthodox teachings.
  • Everything and everyone else she’d experienced at the Circle hewed to a logical model, a rhythm, but Kalden was the anomaly.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • As for fish, they were hewn to pieces practically while they were still flopping about.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • Even Doctors Without Borders, praised by the Nobel Prize Committee for its work on tb in Russia, had so far hewed to the code of dots alone, and had cured only 46 percent of the patients they’d treated in Prison Colony 33 in Kemerovo.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • …Foins, thrusts, Foot-hot, hastily, For-bled, spent with bleeding, Force (no), no concern, Fordeal, advantage, Fordo, destroy,; fordid, Forecast, preconcerted plot, For-fared, worsted, Forfend, forbid, Forfoughten, weary with fighting, Forhewn, hewn to pieces, Forjousted, tired with jousting, Forthinketh, repents, Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • …Foins, thrusts, Foot-hot, hastily, For-bled, spent with bleeding, Force (no), no concern, Fordeal, advantage, Fordo, destroy,; fordid, Forecast, preconcerted plot, For-fared, worsted, Forfend, forbid, Forfoughten, weary with fighting, Forhewn, hewn to pieces, Forjousted, tired with jousting, Forthinketh, repents, Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • The Mafia definitely exists and hews to a higher standard of obedience.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Remember, hew to the river.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • I hewed to the texture of collected knowledge, took faith from the solid and availing stuff of our experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • The logs which he had hastily hewn to build himself a shed had sprouted afresh; the very props were intertwined with living verdure, and his cabin was transformed into a bower.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • At the same time, some attendants appeared in the arena, and, climbing upon the division wall, went to an entablature near the second goal at the west end, and placed upon it seven wooden balls; then returning to the first goal, upon an entablature there they set up seven other pieces of wood hewn to represent dolphins.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • …Foins, thrusts, Foot-hot, hastily, For-bled, spent with bleeding, Force (no), no concern, Fordeal, advantage, Fordo, destroy,; fordid, Forecast, preconcerted plot, For-fared, worsted, Forfend, forbid, Forfoughten, weary with fighting, Forhewn, hewn to pieces, Forjousted, tired with jousting, Forthinketh, repents, Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
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