Sweep"ing, a.

Cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation.

-- Sweep"ing*ly, adv. -Sweep"ing*ness, n. <-- should be separate senses -->

 

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