Definitions

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  • adjective Describing a place where it is raining heavily

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Examples

  • One rainswept winter evening nearly 20 years ago, fairly early in his time as the manager of Manchester United but a year or so after he had overcome an initial crisis to win the faith of the board and the fans, Alex Ferguson watched his reserve team play at Bury's modest Gigg Lane ground in the company of a reporter who had secured an appointment to interview him the following morning.

    Football – Bloody Hell! The Biography of Alex Ferguson by Patrick Barclay – review

  • There is a buzz, even in the rainswept air along Danforth Avenue, as lunchtime drinkers emerge from the Fox and Fiddle and mothers collect their children from the Holy Name Catholic school.

    The New Democratic Party: the rag-tag alliance that became Canada's official opposition

  • And that's it, really; each level is a different windswept zone of nature, from a sunlit, grassy plain populated with nodding daffodils and brilliant red poppies through a rainswept rolling hill under a sky of ominous violet, as your floral journey brings you ever closer to a dark landscape dominated by the black skeletons of electric urbanization.

    Flower's Lawful, Logical Wind

  • Colorist Marta Martinez sets the appropriate moods, from sunny Spanish mornings to a washed-out, rainswept Arkham Asylum.

    What Are You Reading? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • Cutter's Way opens with a girl's corpse dumped in a trashcan in a rainswept Santa Barbara back alley, witnessed by broke, thirtysomething country-club gigolo Richard Bone.

    Cutter's Way is a cinematic masterpiece

  • And that's it, really; each level is a different windswept zone of nature, from a sunlit, grassy plain populated with nodding daffodils and brilliant red poppies through a rainswept rolling hill under a sky of ominous violet, as your floral journey brings you ever closer to a dark landscape dominated by the black skeletons of electric urbanization.

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  • Cutter's Way opens with a girl's corpse dumped in a trashcan in a rainswept Santa Barbara back alley, witnessed by broke, thirtysomething country-club gigolo Richard Bone.

    Cutter's Way is a cinematic masterpiece

  • Her idea of a holiday is striding the rainswept hills near Balmoral, dressed in gum boots, a tweed skirt and an old scarf.

    Elizabeth: The Zirconian Age

  • Her idea of a holiday is striding the rainswept hills near Balmoral, dressed in gum boots, a tweed skirt and an old scarf.

    Elizabeth: The Zirconian Age

  • Of all the sun-kissed glories – and he goes for a dark, rainswept night in Limerick, buffeted on all sides by the winds, the fans and previously invincible opponents, where their achievement was nothing more or less than winning where no one else had won.

    Lewis Moody roars Tigers' mantra: you always have to earn your stripes

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