verb (used with object), swathed, swath·ing.
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Definition for swathe (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for swathe
By then the Nazis had already annexed large swathes of Europe, and Britain was embarrassingly unprepared for war.
My guess is this will remain an African tragedy and not threaten larger geographic swathes.
Brazil has been shaken by protests as huge swathes of the populace left out of the late boom took to the streets.
She wrapped the models' naked torsos in sheer swathes of tulle, and left prim coats open in the back to reveal frilly bloomers.
In this a man swathes himself, somewhat as a Highlander does in his plaid, pinning it over the shoulder and leaving the arms free.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
It was as though they burrowed through swathes of black cotton.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The clothes lay in heavy swathes and folds over the miserable bag of bones that had once been a tall man.The Mark Of Cain|Andrew Lang
She did ask her, gathering up long swathes of some newly unpacked white material she carried over her arm as she did so.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
Bodies have been found in the earth without vestige of either coffin or linen swathes.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot