SWERVE in a Sentence

Learn SWERVE from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

For SWERVE, below is one of 39 sentences:
It swerved at the bottom of the hill and disappeared; but it had such a lovely easy curve, of knights riding and ladies on palfreys.

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 Meanings and Examples of SWERVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
swerve
 v.  wander or stray; turn aside sharply; climb or move upward
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The least swerve, and we'd never ha come up again.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IX
2  She sawed savagely at the horse's mouth just in time to swerve him from leaping up the front steps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  Come, Ahab's compliments to ye; come and see if ye can swerve me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 37. Sunset.
4  The attack on Hougomont was something of a feint; the plan was to draw Wellington thither, and to make him swerve to the left.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE QUID OBSCURUM OF BATTLES
5  That had been the fashion of his century, and he would not swerve from it.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—RULE: RECEIVE NO ONE EXCEPT IN THE EVENING
6  His censure of those travellers who swerve from the truth.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
7  He watched their flight; bird after bird: a dark flash, a swerve, a flutter of wings.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
8  For he who would be greatly loved, if he swerve ever so little from the right road, becomes contemptible; while he who would be greatly feared, if he go a jot too far, incurs hatred.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXI.
9  The road from Mansfield swerved round to the north.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
10  It swerved at the bottom of the hill and disappeared; but it had such a lovely easy curve, of knights riding and ladies on palfreys.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
11  She followed the broad riding that swerved round and up through the larches to a spring called John's Well.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
12  The chair reached the bottom of the slope, and swerved round, to disappear.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
13  They came to the dark bottom of the hollow, turned to the right, and after a hundred yards swerved up the foot of the long slope, where bluebells stood in the light.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
14  She slowed up rather suddenly and swerved off the road, the lights glaring white into the grassy, overgrown lane.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
15  I have a great mind to go back into Norfolk directly, and put everything at once on such a footing as cannot be afterwards swerved from.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
Example Sentence:
1  He predicted that gravitational interaction caused light from stars beyond the sun to deviate or swerve from a straight path as it passed the sun.
2  It looks like they must crash, this sea of people, but they swerve and swing around each other, like dancers pirouetting, and they all get to the other side safely.
3  She is one of those rare politicians whom one can trust not to swerve from policy and principle.
4  Drivers coming in the opposite direction swerved to avoid the bodies.
5  The bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cyclists.
6  The car swerved sharply to avoid the dog.
7  The lorry swerved sharply to avoid the child.
8  Finally he returned to the official line from which he had swerved.
9  The car hit a hump in the road and swerved.
10  Her car swerved and plunged off the cliff.
11  The car swerved at every curve in the serpentine road.