After Jobs left, Scully says, the company tried to hew to his design philosophy.
Behind all the finger-wagging is the idea that movies about history need to hew to facts.
That may make them more likely to, collectively, hew to a more moderate path when giving odds on the election.
He treats humanity as though it were the marble out of which the political artist should hew the form that pleased his fancy best.
I guess I can wait till they've begun to hew out their underpinnin'.
So neere the life in beautie, forme and hew,As if dead Art 'gainst Nature had conspir'd.
The astounded brothers were dragged away to hack and hew and carry.
But Meleagant does not wish to stop, and continues to strike and hew at him.
The knives of his warriors will hew the living flesh from your bones.
Yet men turn their ploughshares into swords, and hew living flesh with their axes.
Old English heawan "to chop, hack, gash" (class VII strong verb; past tense heow, past participle heawen), earlier geheawan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old Norse hoggva, Old Frisian hawa, Old Saxon hauwan, Middle Dutch hauwen, Dutch houwen, Old High German houwan, German hauen "to cut, strike, hew"), from PIE root *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kovo, Lithuanian kauju "to beat, forge;" Latin cudere "to strike, beat;" Middle Irish cuad "beat, fight").
Weak past participle hewede appeared 14c., but hasn't displaced hewn. Seemingly contradictory sense of "hold fast, stick to" (in phrase hew to) developed from hew to the line "stick to a course," literally "cut evenly with an axe or saw," first recorded 1891. Related: Hewed; hewing.