Mandela demonstrated that action and ideas are not enough; no matter how right, they must be chiseled into laws and institutions.
The chiseled, movie-star face that made women swoony watching Days of Heaven back in 1978 looks weathered.
chiseled good looks, muscular physiques, perfect teeth—exactly the way everyone looked in my high school.
early 14c., from Anglo-French cisel, Old French cisel "chisel," in plural, "scissors, shears" (12c., Modern French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum "cutting tool," from Latin caesellum, diminutive of caesus, past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Related: Chiseled; chiseling.