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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 affect or exert an influence on
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To be persuaded based on available information
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To convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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To convince or manipulate
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To control or determine
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To move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
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To make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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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 determine or dictate
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To feel uncertain about something
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To talk to someone in order to dissuade them from doing something
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Have power and influence over
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(of a person) To move in a quick and lively way
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To cause to occur
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To change another's belief, especially regarding religion
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To move to face in another direction
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To effectively force (someone) to do something
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To (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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To consume a liquid
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(usually used in singular form "say") One's input or influence in a matter
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions
“His loud speech had great sway with juries, particularly in the ordinary conflicts between contending parties.”
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(of a person) Plural for the quality of having a high personal standing or status
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Plural for power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group
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Plural for the rhythm or motion of a sound or music
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Plural for a wavy appearance or outline
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Plural for the fact or condition of being common, prevalent, or in the majority
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Plural for the movement of one's body, especially to music
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Plural for a state of constant movement or fluctuation
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Plural for splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style
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Plural for an area of ground that tends evenly upward
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Plural for the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
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Plural for awareness of one's position relative to one's surroundings
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