Usage examples for sweeping

  1. He opened it a few inches, and a current of strong fresh air came sweeping in. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. At this she understood, supplied me with what I wanted, and led me to the door, whence she pointed to the left, and then seemed by a sweeping motion of the hand to indicate a turning to the right. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  3. When I am sweeping out a room, and my back is turned, I hear her at the door; and when I turn myself about, I just catch a glimpse of her running away. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  4. And, above all things, I would not be thought to include in such a sweeping statement all those who call themselves German. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  5. Then the minute men charged across the narrow bridge, sweeping all before them. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  6. It is necessary, however, to single out one man as proving an exception to this sweeping assertion, although this particular person seemed no less devoted than the other men present. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  7. They were alone in the drawing- room, and he rose, sweeping her up into his arms. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  8. The master ordered his oldest disciple to instruct Sun Wu Kung in sweeping and cleaning, in going in and out, in good manners, how to labor in the field and how to water the gardens. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  9. In a few short minutes, the stranger, having secured most of his lighter canvas, came sweeping up to the wind; and then, as his after- sails, squared for the purpose, took the breeze on their outer surface, the mass of his hull became stationary. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. Added to the darkness was the fact that the whole body was sweeping forward over rough ground at tremendous speed. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  11. And so, searching the road with my gaze, I passed beyond this Silent One, and past the place where the road, sweeping vastly to the South- East, was lit a space, strangely, by the light from the Silver- fire Holes. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. When he read it over he stared, and observed that it was a most sweeping warrant, and such a one as he had never before known applied for or granted. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  13. His generalisations are of the most sweeping kind; the colours are all dark. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  14. She 's better where she is, if we can only find her by sweeping. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. Beppo gave a sweeping bow, but remained firm where he stood. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. The monster then turned to one of the emissaries and, with a sweeping gesture, gave a command. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  17. The horror- stricken inhabitants had scarcely time to note the fact of their approach, when the first wave, sweeping everything in its passage, carried several feet of water into the town. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. " It certainly is- great," agreed Mr. Smith, his admiring eyes sweeping the room again. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter