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Definitions of swept

  1. possessing sweep; " the sleek swept wings of the plane"
  2. of Sweep
  3. Past tense and past participle of the verb sweep.
  4. Pa. t. and pa. p. of SWEEP.
  5. Of to sweep.
  6. Imp. & pp. of SWEEP, v.
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Usage examples for swept

  1. It'll be swept up that way when the tide comes in about one. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. It was quite dark, and mortal cold; the road was frozen hard and the nor'east wind swept over it without a break from wall or hedge- row. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  3. Deborah caught her breath at that, and an eager excited expression swept over her attractive face. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  4. As they swept past the entrance of the side street Neal had a clear view of them over the heads of the crowd. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  5. All that must be swept out of her heart, out of her memory, if it could be. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  6. The stranger, who swept his wide hat off as he turned to Hetty, laughed. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  7. And she swept her white hand round, as though calling to witness the room in which they sat. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. The wind swept sadly over the dark fields. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  9. She swept them all a stately courtesy, and Percy springing forward to open the door, she thanked him with a charming side glance, and passed from the room like a young princess. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  10. To my chagrin, there was none; I had swept them all out. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  11. He had tried to do what he thought was his duty- at first, when he swept into politics, inspired by the victory over the Rives crowd. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  12. The seven came up and he swept in the two dollars. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  13. Bax just caught her by the hands when the boat was swept from under her. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. But the attack of the enemy swept all before it. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  15. It swept her fears away in a moment. – Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green
  16. And Sybil swept from the room, but she did not expose herself. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  17. Horace swept the shore with the field- glass. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  18. It wouldn't be at all fair to allow her to be swept away in that crowd. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  19. One could see that Lalie had carefully swept it, and arranged everything during the morning. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
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