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Noun
Plural for the range or scope of something
“By turning your head, you seemed to take in the whole sweep of Irish history, from the Vikings to the plantation.”
Noun
Plural for a curved part of a drive in front of a building
“A tree-lined driveway ends in a sweep in front of Old Hall, where there is a large front lawn and the grounds are surrounded by mature trees, secluding it almost completely.”
Noun
Plural for a long, swift curving movement
“He gestured encompassing the whole realm with the sweep of his hand.”
Noun
Plural for a comprehensive search or survey of a place or area
“The incident caused a traffic jam along the Banda Aceh-Medan route as police officers conducted a sweep of the area hoping to apprehend the attackers, but to no avail.”
Noun
Plural for a long, typically curved stretch of road, river, country, etc
“The constant flow of traffic and the sweep of the road created a very dangerous situation.”
Noun
Plural for a lottery in which the stakes of the participants make up the prize
Verb
Brush off, away
“They carefully sweep dirt from clothing and bones, finding bullets on and around one body.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
“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.”
Verb
“He allowed the crowd to sweep him along in their stampede, helpless to do anything else, and was carried outside.”
Verb
“It is for this reason that violence is sweeping through Islamic world today bringing bad name to religion of peace and compassion like Islam.”
Verb
To move in a proud and majestic fashion
Verb
Verb
“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.”
Verb
“Her gaze sweeps rapidly around the room.”
Noun
A competition, usually in the form of a lottery
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