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1. Having wide-ranging influence or effect: sweeping changes.
2. Moving in or as if in a wide curve: a sweeping gesture; a sweeping glance.
3. Indiscriminate; wholesale: sweeping generalizations.
4. Overwhelming; complete: a sweeping victory.
1. The action of one that sweeps.
2. sweepings Things swept up; refuse.

sweep′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.sweepingly - in a sweeping manner; "he sweepingly condemned the entire population of the country for the war crimes"
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adv gestureschwungvoll; speakverallgemeinernd; condemnin Bausch und Bogen
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These new circulars sweepingly abandoned the previous interpretation, and held that the dues and fees are subject to tax.
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