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.

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