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  • verbbrush off, away
  • verbfly, glide

synonyms for swept

  • clean
  • clear
  • broom
  • brush
  • mop
  • ready
  • remove
  • scrub
  • tidy
  • vacuum
  • brush up
  • clear up
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    How to use swept in a sentence

    Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    When Europeans, native travelers and mails were swept out of existence they fought each other.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    Grandfather Mole felt it brush his back as it swept into place again.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    Her black eyelashes were long, and under their protecting shadow she swept a glance at the card above the young man's plate.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    He swam with her upon the summit of the breaking Wave, lifted upon its crest, swept onward irresistibly.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    Turning the position, the French swept down on Portugal, while the English hurriedly fell back before them.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    And gathering up Stéphanie like a bunch of snowdrops, the yellow, galvanized iron old lady swept out of the room.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    A destructive tornado swept over a portion of Lapeer county, Michigan.
    THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
    The boon was granted, and I remember the wave of delight that swept over us, and how we enjoyed the long summer evenings.
    FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
    The mill-dams at Sutton burst their banks July 24, 1668, and many houses were swept away.
    SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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