Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exposed to or swept by winds: windswept moors.

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  • adj. Exposed to the winds.

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  • adj. open to or swept by wind

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Examples

  • After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 – a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government.

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  • After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 — a massive, top secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government.

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  • He took that to mean the deep lines etched on his face from reporting in windswept desert climates with bullets flying.

    Excerpt: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

  • I love Bonfire Night because it’s an excuse to look shocking (windswept is never a good look), and whether you are celebrating the fact that Guy Fawkes was caught or just the fact that he made the attempt at all, everyone is in a relaxed mood and gets together to have a good time then just hang out and spend the night together.

    …the Tin Foil Lady « Sven’s guide to…

  • He was about forty, and his fine head of blond hair, which he'd taken care not to disturb in removing the hood, was artfully dressed in the style they used to call windswept; that, and the elegance of his duds, were in obscene contrast to the bloated face, but it was the eyes that told me my first impression had been right in the bull: they were bold, blue, smiling, and amiable as fish-hooks.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • I think it's the cellphone that does it for me, though the "windswept" hair doesn't help, either.

    Etienne Marcel

  • They both had the kind of windswept blond hair that made Remy think of places in Colorado he'd never actually seen.

    The Zero

  • To figure out why so many people with face-lifts look "windswept" instead of youthful,

    NPR Topics: News

  • Of the three substantial challenges to the instantaneous success of the High Line when it opens in June, only one may be insurmountable: our preconceived fantasies. photographs by Joel Sternfeld transformed the abandoned bramble and broken-glass-strewn rail into a cause célèbre by showing it off as some kind of windswept heath with warehouse cliffs out of Wuthering Heights, the earth-bound reality was destined to be a hard sell.

    Land+Living

  • I agree with Sir RB - a full and 'windswept' career needs at least one good blooper, IMHO!

    Army Rumour Service

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