verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of sway
synonym study for sway
OTHER WORDS FROM sway
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Example sentences from the Web for sway
Doomsday messaging may be accurate with regards to the gravity of the problem at hand, but it holds little sway over a public wracked by empathy burnout.What ‘Schitt’s Creek’ can teach us about climate action|matthewheimer|December 6, 2020|Fortune
I stayed at their Catskills East location and woke up each morning to the sway of century-old trees.After Eight Weeks Cramped Inside An Apartment, I Escaped To The Catskills|Charli Penn|October 15, 2020|Essence.com
The hearing gave the clearest indication yet of both parties' best arguments in the matter and of which positions seem most likely to hold sway with Rogers as the case heads toward a full trial.Apple v. Epic hearing previews a long, hard-fought trial to come|Kyle Orland|September 28, 2020|Ars Technica
These kinds of rules are in place to protect the governing process from improper political influence and elections from the sway of powerful actors.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values?|Julia Azari|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Physicists have never proposed that the law of gravity, the increase in entropy, or the various electromagnetic “rules” that hold sway among subatomic particles should be consulted as a source of ethical good.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
There were no obvious leaders; no single ideology or organization held sway over the crowd.
Many millions have been spent on television ads in North Carolina, as groups on the right and left try to sway the electorate.
Those groups were eager to get their hands on anyone who could be used for ransom or political sway.
None of these studies, campaigns, or assertions should be enough to sway public opinion towards or against pot.
You have to sway from one foot to another to keep them from staking their claim.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He rules with a gentler sway than many who are accustomed to other methods of command would believe possible.
His brain—the part where human reasoning holds normal sway—was dominated by the purely primitive instinct of flight.Uncanny Tales|Various
Shakespeare tells us that mercy 'is mightiest in the mightiest,' and is 'above this sceptred sway'; Merch.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The mob now ruled with undisputed sway in both legislative and executive halls.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for sway
Derived forms of swayswayable, adjectiveswayer, nounswayful, adjective
Word Origin for sway
Idioms and Phrases with sway
see hold sway.