from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. free course; unrestrained liberty; “Leaving corrupt nature to … the full swing and freedom of its own extravagant actings.” South (Colloq.)
  • n. See under Full.


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  • The motive is taken up nearer among the coco-nuts, and is in full swing in the pools below the terrace.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Camaraderie was in full swing as the stories flew.

    A Book of Miracles

  • They died as my father had died, as Broken-Tooth had died, as my sister and the Hairless One had just died -- abruptly and brutally, in the full possession of their faculties, in the full swing and rush of life.


  • A business conference was in full swing in his shop, a modest cube of brick, tile-roofed, as the Chicago-Los Angeles “rocket” thundered overhead — very noisy, very swept back, very fiery jets, shaped as sleekly swift-looking as an airborne barracuda.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Having decided not to revolute further, for the time being, the whole crowd was at work again at the various primitive manufactures of the place, shops reopened, and eating-houses in full swing in another hour's time.

    High Albania


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