Definition of Hem in
1. Verb. Surround in a restrictive manner. "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
2. Verb. Surround so as to force to give up. "The Turks besieged Vienna"
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Specialized synonyms: Blockade, Seal Off, Ebb
Derivative terms: Besieger
Definition of Hem in
1. Verb. To surround and enclose ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Hem in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... of rosted flesh and sodden, with which the peple feden hem in gret reverence, but they wol have raw flesh as folkes wives and hir doughters: and certes, ..."
2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"Cast hem in a pot ; do thereto half wyno and half water ; and do thereto a gode quantité of ... Fry hem in oyle, and bray hem in a mortar with heppes. ..."
3. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1808)
"... hem from her synnes, and other they flowen them, or they beten hem or the laden hem in prison, and ofte tymes God toke apon hem gret ..."
4. The Pictorial History of England: Being, a History of the People, as Well as by George Lillie Craik, Charles MacFarlane (1841)
"... And to his ihe and to his ere, Bot he ne fonde no comfort there : And thanne he be gan it to despise, And tolde vnto hem in this wise: " I not what is ..."
5. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1843)
"... and whan they stode stille or rested the sterre stode stille, and when they yede or riden, the sterre all way gede forth to-fore hem in his vertue and ..."
6. Early English Text Society by Early English Text Society (1868)
"Take Harys, & Fie hem, & make (foi. is ».) hem clene, au hacke hem in ... sethe hem in Watere & Salt a ..."