Many Republicans voters are terrified by unfounded fears and are swayed by false information.
Whether the Venezuelans will be swayed by such maneuvers is another matter.
I should not have been swayed by the recommendation of wealthy people.
Centrism is alive and well in the think tank Third Way, whose advice on health care and the economy has swayed the White House.
But Santorum was not swayed by the applause, saying he does not support a “gay rights” agenda.
Maria swayed forward at these words, and Mrs. Allen caught her in her arms.
It is tossed hither and thither, swayed by the wind of a chance word.
She swayed a little and would have fallen if Cyril had not caught her.
Lands are swayed by courtesy, but what he said was not modest.
A new khan, the world-renowned Tamerlane, now swayed the scepter of Tartar power.
c.1300, "to go, glide, move," probably from Old Norse sveigja "to bend, swing, give way," from Proto-Germanic *swaigijanan and related to swag (v.) and swing. The sense of "swing, wave, waver" is first recorded c.1500. Related: Swayed; swaying. The noun meaning "controlling influence" (to be under the sway of) is 1510s, from a transitive sense of the verb in Dutch and other languages. The verb in this sense is recorded in English from 1590s.