- v. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
“But he allowed his eyes to sweep over all of us and then back out to the plain where the other wolves were still running among the elkryn.”
“Sir: I perceive you are not drawn into the whirl-pool of hurrying desires that sweep over earth's restless sons.”
“The slight check for a moment to the torrent of grief but gave it greater head to sweep over the barrier; and the self-reproach that blamed its violence and needlessness only made the flood more bitter.”
“The Ferengi pressed on, even though the flood of details was beginning to sweep over Jake like a thought-smothering wave, and he knew the overload had to be affecting the other survivors of his time the same way.”
“The trees were scraggy, loppy old things hanging down in dismal sweep over the leaky roof and damp walls.”
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