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Wide in range or effect
“He gestured with the knife in a wide sweeping move, and from between the pillars, several dozen young people entered the circle.”
Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve
“High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were being treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.”
Completely overwhelming
“The election was a sweeping victory for the secular centre left.”
“So I made some vague, sweeping statements, as usual, and Meg made them into code and pictures and layout.”
Present participle for brush off, away
“They carefully sweep dirt from clothing and bones, finding bullets on and around one body.”
Present participle for move swiftly and smoothly
“Once outside city limits, it is perfectly feasible to leave the car in fifth gear and still be able to sweep past slower traffic quite effortlessly.”
Present participle for to turn away from a straight line or course
“… from this point the mountain range sweeps to the northeast and extends into the next state.”
“A huge campaign will attempt to sweep away litter and graffiti in a fresh war on crime which is expected to run for a year.”
“He allowed the crowd to sweep him along in their stampede, helpless to do anything else, and was carried outside.”
“It is for this reason that violence is sweeping through Islamic world today bringing bad name to religion of peace and compassion like Islam.”
Present participle for to move in a proud and majestic fashion
“Then I take off at a jog across the tilled field, carefully avoiding the search tower spotlights which sweep the area under the beady eye of the armed guards.”
“Her gaze sweeps rapidly around the room.”
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