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aswarm

[uh-swawrm] /əˈswɔrm/
adjective
1.
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.
Origin of aswarm
1880-1885
1880-85; a-1 + swarm1
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  • It was noon, and as they emerged from the dark hallway which led into the main street to the north, the sidewalks were aswarm.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • A shaft of golden light, aswarm with motes, slanted in the quietness.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
British Dictionary definitions for aswarm

aswarm

/əˈswɔːm/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarming: flower beds aswarm with bees
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