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aswarm

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/ əˈswɔrm /
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adjective

filled, as by objects, organisms, etc., especially in motion; teeming (usually used predicatively): The garden was aswarm with bees; a night sky aswarm with stars.

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Origin of aswarm

First recorded in 1880–85; a-1 + swarm1
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Example sentences from the Web for aswarm

  • A shaft of golden light, aswarm with motes, slanted in the quietness.

  • It was noon, and as they emerged from the dark hallway which led into the main street to the north, the sidewalks were aswarm.

British Dictionary definitions for aswarm

aswarm
/ (əˈswɔːm) /

adjective

(postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarmingflower beds aswarm with bees
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