Thesaurus / sweep


Unless it’s a clean sweep by the Democrats, none of this will happen.

The chytrid pandemic was selecting frogs based on their microbes—a selective sweep in which amphibians harboring one microbial community survived above all others.

This gravel handlebar keeps the controls in the same neutral position as a standard road handlebar and creates sweep below the controls for a wider, more confident hand position when riding in the drops.

There’s also no evidence that a single sweep of the virus through the population would lead to herd immunity, says Sten Vermund, dean of the Yale School of Public Health.

Although several players have gotten close, and several others seem like they’ve played for every single team in a league, there are surprisingly few who have made a clean sweep of a given division.

The Summer Of PlayoffsSarah ShachatAugust 18, 2020FiveThirtyEight

This season, the Canes truly belong, as they proved with a comprehensive sweep of the New York Rangers in the opening round of the expanded playoffs.

The chanter, evidently out of respect for Nekhludoff, wished to sweep around him, and thus it happened that he grazed Katiousha.

The AwakeningLeo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

A star shot down the sky, and I wished that a wind as swift and strong would rise and sweep the land out to sea.

AudreyMary Johnston

Morton was standing at the door of his cabin looking out on that sweep of plains with thoughtful eyes.

The Price of the PrairieMargaret Hill McCarter

There are many of them, and as they sweep along they are a sight to be looked at with trembling.

The Fair GodLew Wallace


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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


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