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To move around or sideways rhythmically
“If we tried to cross it swiftly, the bridge would begin to sway, undoubtedly bringing us closer to falling into the freezing, death-by-hypothermia water.”
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To move or swing unsteadily or suddenly
“The gigantic tree in the distance continued to sway violently towards the direction of the nest.”
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To lean or tilt at an angle
“On an inhalation, lower your back and let it sway downward as you bend your arms to lower your chest and bring your chin to rest on the floor between your hands.”
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To be uncertain or to swing from one opinion to another
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“His thoughts sway constantly between the desire to travel the world and to settle down.”
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To control or influence (a person or course of action)
“Despite their background, Calder's parents tried to sway him away from a career in art.”
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(literary, archaic) To rule, govern, or preside over
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“I have founded to the upper air, a new power, that henceforth shall sway the lands.”
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To flutter or wave around
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To affect or exert an influence on
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To be persuaded based on available information
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To convince or win over by flattering or cajoling
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To turn, move or face in another direction
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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To move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by deceitful methods or by trickery
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Press for political action
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To walk in an exaggerated or showy manner
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To change another's belief, especially regarding religion
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To talk to someone in order to dissuade them from doing something
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To consume a liquid
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A rhythmical movement from side to side
“If I didn't know better, I'd say she was putting a little extra sway in her step when she walked past me.”
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Power, rule or dominion over something
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“And having brought king Nila under his sway thus, the victorious son of Madri then went further towards the south.”
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The state or condition of having influence over a person or situation
“Queen Zaranda is changing how half-orcs are treated, but old attitudes hold sway the farther from the capital one travels.”
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The ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions
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“His loud speech had great sway with juries, particularly in the ordinary conflicts between contending parties.”
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(of a person) The quality of having a high personal standing or status
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Power or influence, such as in a commercial or political sphere
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An unsteady movement from side to side
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The rhythm or motion of a sound or music
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A wavy appearance or outline
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The fact or condition of being common, prevalent, or in the majority
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The movement of one's body, especially to music
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A state of constant movement or fluctuation
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A surface or ground that tends evenly (up or down), or the measure by which it does
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The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
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A relevance to, or impact on, something
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