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Noun
Power or influence
“Antioch held Edessa and Tripoli under its sway and was ruled by Normans.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
The power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly
“… outdated attitudes that still hold sway in some communities.”
Noun
The power to bring about a result on another
“… under the sway of euphoria, she offered to take us all out to dinner in celebration of her new job.”
Verb
To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
“The people swayed back and forth with arms linked.”
Verb
Influence, affect
“Not that someone's religious, but that they try to use that to sway other people.”
Verb
Move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side
“Apparently the object began to sway backwards and forwards as if it were searching for something.”
Verb
Rule; govern
“Now let the Lord forever reign and sway us as he will.”
Verb
To move or swing from side to side
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