Part of speech:

Imp. & pp. of SWEEP, v.

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Usage examples "swept":

  1. He swept his hand round to the west of the mountain. - "The Young Forester", Zane Grey.
  2. Esther herself was more astonished than Hazard at the force of this feeling which swept her away. - "Esther", Henry Adams.
  3. There is this much to be said for the lodging- houses, however, that it is a ticklish subject to approach until the city as a municipality has swept before its own door. - "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.