Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of sweep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of sweep.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sweep.

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  • adjective possessing sweep

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Examples

  • Because of it, the poor freedmen have gathered the shreds of crape and muslin swept from the doors of the rich, and sewed them together and stretched them across the doors and windows of their own rude homes, to symbolize their humble but sincere sorrow.

    God's Ways Unsearchable

  • The next two were whipped off their feet, while the cart, turning over, swept from the bottom of the ford into the deep water.

    CHAPTER 3

  • The good news is I'm still wearing the Carhartt hoodie I bought nearly 20 years ago, and the tide has once again swept me onto the shores of fashionability.

    Woolrich Chic

  • The good news is I'm still wearing the Carhartt hoodie I bought nearly 20 years ago, and the tide has once again swept me onto the shores of fashionability.

    Woolrich Chic

  • By late 1967, the pirate armada had largely been swept from the seas.

    Radio Renegades

  • NASA has again swept the development of closed-loop life support systems and self-sustaining enabling technologies that are essential for human survival and operations beyond low-earth-orbit.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • The rumor about Mars R&A funds being swept is inaccurate.

    SMD Continues to Have Cost Overrun Problems - NASA Watch

  • Christian peoples scattered throughout Asia Minor and along the Bosporus until this barbarous Ottoman Government is swept from the face of the earth.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • Thomas was on the verge of his fourth shutout of the season, but Bill Guerin swept in a rebound with 53.2 seconds left.

    USATODAY.com

  • The former Baptist minister dropped out of the GOP presidential primary race on March 4, after McCain swept contests in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island, giving the Arizona senator the delegates needed to claim the party's nomination in September.

    McCain and Huckabee Little Rocking It Out

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