Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Sweeping"

The meaning of "Sweeping" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does sweeping? mean?
A: In this sense, it describes something large (or relatively large) that extends in a curved direction. It is a positive description.
"I stood and admired the beautiful mountains sweeping up to the sky."
"The forests seemed to go on forever, sweeping to the east and the west for as far as I could see."
"The hall was painted with sweeping murals depicting the history of the country."
Q: What does sweeping mean?
A: Sweeping is a cool word and means lots of different things.

We sweep the floor with a broom. This means we clear the floor of dirt with the broom,

There was a sweeping view of the land. This means that the person can see far and wide an unblocked view = sweeping view.

I was swept along in the crowd. This means the person was pushed along by people in the crowd ( kind of like how a broom sweeps)

She swept her hair into a bun. This means she combed her hair.

A large car swept by. This means the movement of the car on the road was like a sweeping motion
- a smooth fast motion.

He swept his hand over his face. This means he moved his hand smoothly and quickly.

She swept into the room in her ballgown. This means she came into the room and made a glamorous impression as people saw her.

The rebels swept through the countryside. This means the rebels had an affect that was swift and wide on the people there.

Hope that helps
Q: What does sweeping along mean?
A: In this context: walking fast
Q: What does sweeping mean?
A: Sweeping can mean cleaning with a broom. I am sweeping the floor with a broom. I swept the floor. It was very dirty.

Synonyms of "Sweeping" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between far-reaching and sweeping ?
A: ‘Far reaching’ = incorporating a lot / pervasive
‘Sweeping’ = over-generalising / massive in scope

She was a victim of the far-reaching effects of a poor economy i.e. the poor economy has effects beyond those that are obvious.
They made sweeping changes that affected her badly i.e. they made changes with little regard to the scope of them, affecting things that probably should not have been affected.

Translations of "Sweeping"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? sweeping
A: we say sweeping as well (:

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Q: Please show me how to pronounce slowly please.
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