- v. succeed at easily
“Just ... everything!" she cried, her glowing cigarette-end making a great sweep through the air.”
“Murmurs of disbelief instantly sweep through all the rows of the courtroom.”
“Captain Alex Haskell, quick-witted as always, said he would go forward with two regiments: "If the enemy have gone, we can sweep through as your advance guard; and if they are there, the rest of your command will be saved for the general fight.”
“Sometimes they are overtaken by snowstorms while up in the mountains, and are unable to see their way, or to move either backwards or forwards, for whole hours together, while at other times they are forced to lie down flat on their stomachs and to cling with hand and foot to any friendly piece of projecting rock in order to avoid being blown down the precipices, or into the deep crevasses, by the terrible winds which without warning suddenly sweep through the Alpine gorges and valleys, with a force that can only be described as cyclonic.”
“Imagine the impression on the Führer when he sees us sweep through Greece in a matter of days.”
“The fate of the mountaineer had met him, for, during one of those sudden tempests that sweep through the canyons, a wind-riven tree had hurled its length down across the trail, its rotting heart and decaying branches falling – providentially with broken force – sparing the galloping horses and only injuring the driver – for how he escaped death was beyond human explanation.”
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