Definitions of swept

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

Antonyms for swept


Quotes of swept

  1. When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich. – Honore de Balzac
  2. Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards. – Pope Benedict XVI
  3. For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet... and hoped that they would go away. – Richard J. Codey
  4. You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own. – Clarence Day
  5. Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar. – Robert Frost
  6. No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. – James Anthony Froude
  7. History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. – John F. Kennedy
  8. I'd had episodes before, but I swept them under the carpet. This time, I couldn't do that because everyone knew. I got on with the hard work of getting better and haven't had a blip in almost 10 years. – Margot Kidder
  9. I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can't write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush. – Todd McFarlane
  10. No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization. – Nelson A. Miles
  11. I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun. – Tim Robbins
  12. The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. – George A. Smith
  13. The rocks, to a great extent, look swept clean. It's a much cleaner surface than what we had a right to hope for. – Steven Squyres
  14. Well, all these stars have their houses swept quite regularly by people who work in the surveillance security business. They come in and they look for bugs and things. – Peter Weir
  15. A total of 1, 580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country. – Boris Yeltsin

Usage examples for swept

  1. 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
  2. It swept her fears away in a moment. – Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green
  3. 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
  4. And she swept her white hand round, as though calling to witness the room in which they sat. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. 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
  6. Horace swept the shore with the field- glass. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  7. It'll be swept up that way when the tide comes in about one. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  8. He dropped down over the trees, swept past me, and was gone. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  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. 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
  11. To my chagrin, there was none; I had swept them all out. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  12. But the attack of the enemy swept all before it. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. The wind swept sadly over the dark fields. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  14. The seven came up and he swept in the two dollars. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. 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
  16. Bax just caught her by the hands when the boat was swept from under her. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. The stranger, who swept his wide hat off as he turned to Hetty, laughed. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  18. And Sybil swept from the room, but she did not expose herself. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  19. One could see that Lalie had carefully swept it, and arranged everything during the morning. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  20. Deborah caught her breath at that, and an eager excited expression swept over her attractive face. – His Family by Ernest Poole

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