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 Meanings and Examples of SWING
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
swing
 v.  move easily and without interruption, backwards and forwards, or from one side to the other
 v.  move an object or your fist in an attempt to hit something or someone
Classic Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
1  Ellen had stressed this at great length after catching Frank's lieutenant swinging Scarlett in the garden swing and making her squeal with laughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
2  She could not herself have explained the sense of buoyancy which seemed to lift and swing her above the sun-suffused world at her feet.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  On a swing shelf was a row of books unfamiliar to Gopher Prairie: Mosher editions of the poets, black and red German novels, a Charles Lamb in crushed levant.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
5  So that at last all three of us lifelessly swung from the spars, and for every swing that we made there was a nod from below from the slumbering helmsman.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
6  Mr. Merriman's laugh at this sally was such a genuine outburst and so contagious that it started the dinner with an agreeable swing that never slackened.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
7  Yonder red devil would draw you within swing of the tomahawks of his comrades, before you were heated in the chase.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
8  He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome by fatigue, would he cease to swing the blood-clotted cowskin.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  If an intense scene had caught him with its wild swing as he came to the top of the bank, he might have gone gone roaring on.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  Then it began to swing forward, slow and straight, in the manner of a falling tree.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  The crash and swing of the great drama made him lean forward, intent-eyed, his face working in small contortions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
12  He could feel the onward swing of the regiment about him and he conceived of a thunderous, crushing blow that would prostrate the resistance and spread consternation and amazement for miles.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
13  The steps fell lightly and oddly, with a certain swing, for all they went so slowly; it was different indeed from the heavy creaking tread of Henry Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
14  Clifford managed to swing himself over on to the low, wheeled house-chair; he was very strong and agile with his arms.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  He loved to make her breasts swing softly, like bells.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  No single nation wants to be put in the spotlight as the swing vote that could give the US the nine votes to get a new resolution through.
2  When he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with.
3  Players need to understand that the torso is the engine for the golf swing.
4  By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with -- and so on, and so on, hour after hour.
5  Let your arms swing as you walk.
6  Campaign leaders were caught flat-footed when the opinion polls suddenly started to swing the other way.
7  After several years of Republican government, the pendulum will undoubtedly swing back and voters will elect a Democrat.
8  The game could swing either way.
9  In September 1960, the presidential campaign was in full swing; my homeroom and English teacher was also from Hope and, like me, a Democrat.
10  When he stood for a solo, he gyrated and played with a blaring tone, more like hard-core rock and roll than jazz or swing.
11  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.
12  Huge cranes are swinging cargo up.
13  She paused to stare at a wooden gate swinging crazily on its hinges.
14  There was a clock on the middle of the mantelpiece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
15  He swings from wild optimism to total despair.