Synonym: affect, control, influence, lurch, move, persuade, pitch, prejudice, reel, rock, roll, rule, swing, toss. Similar words: swap, swag, swan, swathe, swath, swamp, swallow, swanky. Meaning: [sweɪ] n. 1. controlling influence 2. pitching dangerously to one side. v. 1. move back and forth or sideways 2. move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner 3. win approval or support for 4. cause to move back and forth.
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1. Among people here, traditional values still hold sway.
2. These old attitudes still hold sway in the church.
3. Your arguments won't sway her: she's determined to leave.
4. The sway of the ferry made him feel sick.
5. She was brought up under the sway of Communism.
6. Rebel forces hold sway over much of the island.
7. Another man is needed to sway the mast up.
8. She was now completely under his sway.
9. How mothers keep daughters under their sway is the subject of the next five sections.
10. In medieval times the church held sway over many countries.
11. Her parents no longer seem to have much sway over her.
12. I can sway him.
13. Fundamentalist beliefs hold sway over whole districts,[sentencedict.com] ensuring the popularity of religious leaders.
14. The sway of the yacht was making her feel sick.
15. He felt the sway of the deck under his feet.
16. His speech failed to sway his colleagues into supporting the plan.
17. Her speech failed to sway her colleagues into supporting the plan.
18. The boat suddenly began to lurch and sway.http://sentencedict.com/sway.html
19. We felt the whole room sag and sway.
20. The sway of the crowd sent him sprawling.
21. Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepestdespair; can transferknowledge from teacher to students words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions .Words are capable of arousingthe strongest emotions and prompting all man's actions , Do not ridicule the use of words in psychotherapy.
23. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
24. I am afraid to lose, I fear this time, and I love it but memories. I could not forget the sweat on the pitch with the sway of the brothers, forget accompany me cry close friend, and forget the bright Star of that everynight, and those words have touched me deeply.
25. Among English playwrights, few would deny that Shakespeare holds sway.
26. He was quick to exploit those who fell under his sway.
27. South of the Usk, a completely different approach seems to hold sway.
28. The movement of the ship caused the mast to sway from side to side/backwards and forwards.
29. It was a slow, pulsing rhythm that seemed to sway languidly in the air.
30. A hard-core group of right-wing senators had hoped to sway their colleagues.