Filled or overrun, as with moving objects or beings; teeming: The playground was aswarm with children.


(postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarming: flower beds aswarm with bees.



filled, as by objects, organisms, etc., esp. in motion; teeming: The garden was aswarm with bees.
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Why is the Nevada state capital in Carson City now aswarm with Democrat gun-grabbers, who--like the scorpion in the old folk tale, who stings the frog as he's being ferried across the creek, dooming them both-seem intent on committing political Hara-Kiri over this issue, even after Bill Clinton warned them this is how they lost control of Congress in 1994?
In this way, according to Dubuffet, art could "force the mind out of its usual ruts, carry it off into a world where the mechanisms of habit no longer function, where the blinders of habit fly off, and in such a way that everything seems fraught with new meaning, aswarm with echoes, resonances, overtones." (17)
That Eunice dispenses her wisdom right before being stung to death by hornets, set aswarm by a large white barn owl that swoops close to the porch and knocks against their nest, helps to drive the point home and lends a spooky surrealism to this novel's otherwise straightforward landscape.
ASWARM of excitable tourists has formed around a super-yacht moored at Puerto Banus; some take pictures, others record YouTube clips and the rest point in disbelief.
In the novel, the paranormal investigator Hannibal Rooke dismisses the "Olympian [William Butler] Yeats" and the Celtic Twilight movement and sniggers that "the blessed Yeats would no doubt have us believe that County Sligo (for that matter, all Ireland) is aswarm with fairy warriors and mythological heroes waiting to be discovered." Yet Emily Desmond's terrifying abduction by the Celtic fairy folk, or "Sidhe," derives from the secondary reality of the Otherworld.
By the time the Lab and I started easing toward the ducks, the field was aswarm with mallards.
It's well known that Florida's salty waters are aswarm with sharks.
Soon, gathering places frequented by children and adults alike will be aswarm with amateur spoilers as well.
Today, the coast of California is aswarm with buyers and vintners in search of the fickle fruit of Pinot Noir, the sublime seductress of the wine game.
A visiting reporter, Tim Ryan, wrote: "On a typical sunny, windless summer morning in windward Oahu, before clouds stack up against the Koolaus and humidity increases, Waiahole Valley is aswarm with farmers, rumbling tractors, mothers walking with small children, dogs dozing by the sides of the road, the hum of chain saws, chirps of birds and buzz of bees, and streams dancing over rocks into fields of ginger, ti, bananas, papaya, corn and other crops.
For every Holmes or Cardozo, who at their best wrote a kind of luminous legal poetry, there are a thousand judges who appear to write with their feet, whose main discernible aim seems to be to impress and project a Socratic image rather than to illuminate, who contrive resolutely to grind out long, windy, repetitive opinions aswarm with cliches, platitudes, euphemisms, archaisms, stilted phrases, icy abstractions, ponderous Latinisms, "inside" phrases, florid figures of speech and, worst of all, a pervasive aura of murk." (37)
ASWARM of twenty something glamour pusses squeal with delight as they see the same frock that Kate Hudson wore for a premiere.