hew to

phrasal verb

hewed to; hewed to or hewn to; hewing to; hews to
: to follow or obey (something)
Everyone must hew to the rules/standards.
He is a politician who has always hewed closely to the party line.

Examples of hew to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Connecticut’s two senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, hewed to that line Friday in public events —in Murphy’s case, a roundtable discussion in West Hartford on reproductive rights, a central issue in Biden’s campaign to block Donald J. Trump from returning to the White House. Andrew Brown, Hartford Courant, 28 June 2024 The universe already has a small amount of nonlocality baked into it from quantum mechanics, although this quality still hews to Einstein’s view of a local universe. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 25 June 2024 For a while, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, a professor emerita of anthropology at the University of California, Davis, hewed to the belief that males were simply wired differently; one of her initial forays into academic research explored the penchant for infanticide among male langur monkeys. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 16 June 2024 The administration and legislative leaders have been working since then on legislation intended to assure lawmakers that Connecticut would hew to the 2025 goal only if EVs had become more affordable and the state had a sufficient charging infrastructure. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2024 The team closely hewed to Rivera’s original design, which sought to respect the natural environment. Tessa Solomon For Artnews, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2021 In Banff National Park, which was created in 1885 and is Canada’s oldest, officials until 1983 hewed to a strict policy of fire suppression, rather than take significant steps to prevent or manage fires. Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times, 29 May 2024 Instead of hewing to Billboard categories, the playlist was built for cross-genre music discovery, with mixes that cull, collect, and collage up-and-coming artists from a sweep of what Spotify calls micro-genres. Gabriela Riccardi, Quartz, 8 May 2024 Cleaning up the crime scene The attack on Patient 2 hewed to the pattern in another way, as well. Carol Marbin Miller, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024

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“Hew to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hew%20to. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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