sway


sway
01. The trees were [swaying] slightly in the wind.
02. During the earthquake, we could actually feel our apartment building [swaying] a bit.
03. He tried to convince his parents to let him travel to Europe with his friends, but they wouldn't be [swayed].
04. The President is hoping to [sway] public opinion in favor of free trade.
05. The wheat fields were [swaying] like waves in the ocean.
06. Dancers were [swaying] to the soft music as the sun went down at the beach party.
07. Steve Runciman once said, "I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have [swayed] the destiny of man."
08. C. Kent Wright once said that to [sway] an audience, you must watch them as you speak.
09. She looked absolutely beautiful as she gently [swayed] back and forth to the music.
10. He didn't want to go the ballet but his wife was able to [sway] him by promising to go to the hockey game with him the following week.
11. Katie's dad owns the company, so she holds a lot of [sway] at staff meetings.
12. We don't have much [sway] over our son now that he's 18.
13. Rachel Field once observed that the public is more easily [swayed] by persons than by principles.
14. During a severe windstorm or rainstorm, the Empire State Building may [sway] several inches to either side.
15. The Seattle Space Needle [sways] approximately 1 inch for every 10 miles per hour of wind.
16. When the Buddha achieved enlightenment, it is said that the earth [swayed] like a woman drunken with wine, and that flowers showered from the sky.

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  • Sway — (sw[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swaying}.] [OE. sweyen, Icel. sveigja, akin to E. swing; cf. D. zwaaijen to wield, swing. See {Swing}, and cf. {Swag}, v. i.] 1. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sway — Sway, n. 1. The act of swaying; a swaying motion; the swing or sweep of a weapon. [1913 Webster] With huge two handed sway brandished aloft. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Influence, weight, or authority that inclines to one side; as, the sway of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sway — ist: ein Ort in England, siehe Sway (Hampshire) ein Unternehmen für Spezialeffekt in der Filmbranche, siehe Sway (Unternehmen) ein Konzept für eine schwimmende Windkraftanlage ein Künstlername, siehe Sister Sway eine Hardrockband aus Hannover,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sway — (sw[=a]), v. i. 1. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline. [1913 Webster] The balance sways on our part. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward. [1913 Webster] 3. To have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sway — Sway  англоязычная версия песни «¿Quién será?», мамбо 1953 года мексиканского композитора и руководителя оркестра Пабло Бельтрана Руиса. В 1954 году английский текст написал Норман Джимбел[1], и песню записал Дин Мартин (его запись …   Википедия

  • sway — sway; sway·er; sway·ing·ly; sway·less; …   English syllables

  • sway — [n] strong influence amplitude, authority, clout, command, control, dominion, empire, expanse, government, jurisdiction, mastery, might, power, predominance, range, reach, regime, reign, rule, run, scope, sovereignty, spread, stretch, sweep;… …   New thesaurus

  • sway — [swā] vi. [ME sweyen < ON sveigja, to turn, bend: for IE base see SWATHE1] 1. a) to swing or move from side to side or to and fro b) to vacillate or alternate between one position, opinion, etc. and another c) to lean or incline to one side;… …   English World dictionary

  • sway — ► VERB 1) move slowly and rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side. 2) cause (someone) to change their opinion; influence. 3) literary rule; govern. ► NOUN 1) a swaying movement. 2) influence; rule. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • sway — c.1300, to go, glide, move, probably from O.N. sveigja to bend, swing, give way, from P.Gmc. *swaigijanan and related to SWAG (Cf. swag) (v.) and SWING (Cf. swing). The sense of swing, wave, waver is first recorded c.1500. Related: Swayed;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sway — vb 1 *swing, oscillate, fluctuate, pendulate, vibrate, waver, undulate Analogous words: *shake, rock, agitate, convulse 2 influence, impress, strike, touch, *affect Analogous words: control, direct, manage, *conduct: rule, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms