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synonyms for hemming

  • begird
  • beset
  • border
  • bound
  • cage
  • circle
  • circumscribe
  • close in
  • confine
  • corral
  • define
  • edge
  • encircle
  • encompass
  • envelop
  • environ
  • fence
  • fringe
  • girdle
  • hedge in
  • immure
  • margin
  • pen
  • rim
  • ring
  • round
  • shut
  • shut in
  • skirt
  • surround
  • verge
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antonyms for hemming

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  • let go
  • release
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How to use hemming in a sentence

She made a little moue at me, and went on hemming the curtains, getting up now and then to measure them.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
But to think of the difference between Parson Hemming and Mr. Gray!
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
Mother could hardly use it again even for hemming floor-cloths.
QUEENSLAND COUSINSELEANOR LUISA HAVERFIELD
The manufacturer did not reply, and the professor, after a preliminary hemming, held his peace.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Miss Hemming, the future Mrs. Guy, was by no means deficient in peculiarity from his people's point of view.
WITCHING HILLE. W. HORNUNG
The girls were offering box after box, and, like flies attracted to the sweeter things, the Bobbies were hemming in.
THE GIRL SCOUTS AT CAMP COMALONGLILLIAN GARIS
Miss Hemming said nothing, but looked all the more decided with her mouth quite shut.
WITCHING HILLE. W. HORNUNG
To us had belonged the mastery of the sea for years, the heavier element hemming our tight little island around.
THE GREAT AIRSHIP.F. S. BRERETON
There were a thousand dusky natives hemming in but fifty Gurkha soldiers and one British officer.
THE GREAT AIRSHIP.F. S. BRERETON
"But—you will never venture to attack whoever is hemming in these British soldiers," cried Mr. Reitberg, aghast.
THE GREAT AIRSHIP.F. S. BRERETON
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