adjective Veterinary Pathology.
Definition for swayed (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sway
Examples from the Web for swayed
U.S. officials say that this time around there were three factors that swayed Clapper to support the deal.How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release|Eli Lake|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw first hand when I was a trial lawyer that a jury —and even a judge- could be swayed by any one piece of evidence.
Whether the Venezuelans will be swayed by such maneuvers is another matter.Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Declares Early Christmas|Mac Margolis|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even services that claim neutrality can be swayed by the stockpile of personal data now available to them.
Morales also served two years for an attempted rape when he was a juvenile, which also swayed the jury, she says.Could Ariel Castro Be Linked to the 1981 Murder of Tammy Seals?|Christine Pelisek|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He sagged and swayed for an instant; there was a ghastly, ragged, spongy gap between his shoulders.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
One hand shielded her eyes; the other rested on the half-open gate, and swayed it softly to and fro upon its hinge.The Astonishing History of Troy Town|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Stutsman swayed and almost fell as the bands of force released him.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
They swarmed up into tall pillars that shook and swayed and gyrated.The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
Melcher swayed on his feet, swallowed hard, and ran upstairs.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for swayed
Word Origin for sway
Word Origin and History for swayed
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.
Idioms and Phrases with swayed
see hold sway.