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 Meanings and Examples of SWAY
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sway
 v.  swing; move back and forth or sideways; win approval or support for; convince
Classic Sentence: (146 in 10 pages)
1  Mr Dedalus began to sway his head to and fro, crooning like a country singer.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  He could not sway the crowd but he might appeal to a little circle of kindred minds.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
3  I might just as well have ordered a tree not to sway in the wind.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
4  There was a low jingle, a glint of yellow metal, a sway of fringed draperies, and she stopped as if her heart had failed her.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
5  As his pointed fingers touched it, it dropped the white scurf of crinkled lids over black, glasslike eyes and began to sway backwards and forwards.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
6  It was strong enough to wave the branches of the trees, and it was more than strong enough to sway the trailing sprays of untrimmed ivy hanging from the wall.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
7  The Magic will take them away," said Colin in a High Priest tone, "but we won't sway until it has done it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  But at last the battle was done, and the forces retired with weaker and weaker threatenings and grumblings, and peace resumed her sway.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Maddened by terror, she lashed the horse again and again and it struck a gait that made the buggy rock and sway.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  The one they had seen held the sway in their thoughts; whenever they thought of themselves in a house, it was this house that they thought of.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  In the air, always, was a mighty swell of sound that it seemed could sway the earth.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
12  but even as he reflected, the spring regained its sway.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
13  The horses' croups began to sway in the front line.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
14  It was one of those March nights when winter seems to wish to resume its sway and scatters its last snows and storms with desperate fury.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VIII
15  This the things said to him, but another voice in his heart was telling him that he must not fall under the sway of the past, and that one can do anything with oneself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 26
Example Sentence:
1  South of the Usk, a completely different approach seems to hold sway.
2  Among people here, traditional values still hold sway.
3  Money calls, but does not stay: It is round and rolls sway.
4  At this moment the crowd began to sway and struggle, and voices shouted, "It's him! it's him! he's coming himself!"
5  America and Britain oppose this amendment but some other European countries, in particular Germany, have always been lukewarm on debt relief and might be swayed.
6  The platform swayed and should founder very soon.
7  The footbridge swayed when I ran across.
8  The stage swayed alarmingly under their weight.
9  He swayed slightly, as if about to fall.
10  The dancers swayed to the music.
11  The trees were swaying in the wind.
12  The swaying motion of the ship was making me feel seasick.