Definition of 'swathe'
Example sentences containing 'swathe'
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Bodies lay there swathed from head to toe. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)The major selling point was that it backed on to swathes of open countryside. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)And do not think the upside is a great swathe of agility. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are literally cutting a swathe through the lives of innocent citizens. The Sun (2006)Campaigners said it risked opening up swathes of countryside to fracking. The Sun (2015)Politicians and regulators who are cutting a swathe through bank earnings know two things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a system that has cut a swathe through suppliers. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)Huge dams are cutting a swathe across the tropical landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After some treatment he strode back out on to the pitch swathed in bandages to carry on the battle. The Sun (2010)She appeared with her left hand swathed in bandage and a large plaster on the thumb of her right hand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The treaty stripped Germany of a vast swathe of land. The Sun (2014)It grows in long, fragrant swathes beside the lanes and at the field edges. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His head was swathed in bandages, his bruised features swollen out of all recognition. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That is why he was announcing the release of huge swathes of government-owned land for housebuilding. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government has little control over great swathes of the country, much of it dense rainforest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not surprisingly, great swathes of the religious audience voiced their displeasure. Christianity Today (2000)He's also concerned about great swathes of other public protection measures. The Sun (2008)Who wouldn't want to be swathed head to toe in a fabric that feels like double cream? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Vast swathes of land are off-limits. The Sun (2016)Beware great swathes of yellow. The Sun (2012)WHY are there so many women in Britain going around with their faces covered by swathes of cloth? Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are large swathes of uninhabited land on the coast of sub-Saharan Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Shocked The Government is planning to abandon huge swathes of land it says cannot be saved. The Sun (2008)Nature notes Autumn colours are now becoming more noticeable, though large swathes of the countryside are still quite green. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'swathe'
Used Occasionally. swathe is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'swathe'
British English: swathe NOUN
A swathe of land is a long strip of land.
Year by year great swathes of this small nation's countryside disappear.
Definition of swathe from the Collins English Dictionary
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