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A flash of gold dust briefly illuminates the forest when her hem catches on a log.

From Time

It’s made from a blend of nylon, polyester, and recycled wool, with a quarter-zip opening and a stretchy ribbed hem and cuffs.

There is also a rib knit at the body hem, and stretch-nylon binding at the interior seams, sleeve-cuff openings, and hood opening.

From Fortune

Cut like a bomber jacket, the Senna is fitted with a stretchy hem that holds the jacket tight to the wearer’s body.

Rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.

Surrounded by inert goods, we felt hemmed in, pushed toward a lifestyle cul-de-sac.

On the left, they are hemmed in by the pact of solidarity among self-identified oppressed groups.

Hemmed in by college debt and a persistently weak economy, almost 40 percent of the unemployed are between 20 and 34.

And while Obama both reflects and reinforces the impetus to realign, the befuddled, hemmed-in GOP seems doomed to decline.

Hemmed in on all sides by the enemy, concentration of all his detachments for general retreat was impossible.

Thus it looked as if the Confederates were hemmed in, and if everything went right, could be captured.

The broad unwieldy carriages hemmed them up against the houses in the narrow streets.

Two young women had, however, just emerged from among the towering firs that hemmed in the muskeg.

The college is a very fine building, but is unfortunately hemmed in by a number of other buildings which hide its façade.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hemmed, such as: beset, border, bound, cage, circle, and circumscribe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.