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Definition of "hemming" []

  • Present participle of hem. (verb)

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Use "hemming" in a sentence
  • "But Buonaparte, hearing on the 20th of December of the advance of Moore, instantly put himself at the head of 50,000 men, and marched with incredible rapidity, with the view of intercepting his communications with Portugal, and in short hemming him in between himself and Soult."
  • "You can sew the seams and do the plain hemming, and I can work the buttonholes and stitch the bosoms, collars and wristbands!"
  • "Since sitting down was completely out of the question, I busied myself during the morning with small chores such as hemming and button-sewing, which could be done at the windowsill, with the excuse of needing the light to sew by."