adjective Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of swayed
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sway
Synonyms for sway
Examples from the Web for swayed
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 3, 2014
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.Warning: These Rap Lyrics Could Put You in Jail
March 6, 2014
Whether the Venezuelans will be swayed by such maneuvers is another matter.Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Declares Early Christmas
November 8, 2013
Even services that claim neutrality can be swayed by the stockpile of personal data now available to them.The Internet Shouldn’t Own You
October 10, 2013
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?
May 11, 2013
Historical Examples of swayed
He sagged and swayed for an instant; there was a ghastly, ragged, spongy gap between his shoulders.The Red Debt
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
Melcher swayed on his feet, swallowed hard, and ran upstairs.Gladiator
Word Origin for sway
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.
see hold sway.