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sway

  • n  controlling influence
  • n  pitching dangerously to one side
  • v  move back and forth or sideways
    the tall building swayed
  • v  move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
  • v  win approval or support for
    His speech did not sway the voters
  • v  cause to move back and forth
    the wind swayed the trees gently

  • Over O'Neill's objections he'd be gone soon anyway the Bush Administration and Congress abandoned a bipartisan commitment to fiscal prudence that had held sway since the .
  • In the most dynamic markets of Asia, PTI reaches the men and women who sway opinions, control business and lead the consumer trends that others follow.
  • Rather than slip a punch, the traditional defensive move, it was his habit to sway back, bending at the waist a tactic that appalled the experts.
News & Articles

  • Chandler will miss Kidd
    Tyson Chandler tried all season to convince Jason Kidd he shouldn’t retire but couldn’t sway the former Knicks point guard, The Post has learned. Kidd retired 12 days ago and has crossed enemy lines to become the Brooklyn Nets head coach.Speaking by phone from his offseason home...
    June 16, 2013 - New York Post
  • Mayoral candidate interviews: Oscar Leeser
    Voters will head to the polls Saturday to elect a new mayor, and the two candidates are doing everything they can to sway last minute voters. 0 read more
    June 15, 2013 - KTSM El Paso
  • Upgrades Don't Rally Market
    Upgrades for Groupon and Solar City don't sway the market higher. Even Smith & Wesson can't shoot stocks higher on its strong results.        
    June 14, 2013 - TheStreet.com
Quotes

  • Jeff Sessions in Los Angeles Times
    Sessions said he would not support a nominee "who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their personal background, gender, prejudices to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court."
  • Bill Nelson in AFP
    This all shows the oil industry holds shocking sway over the administration and even key federal employees,said Nelson, who is an opponent of expanded offshore leasing that President George W. Bush has been demanding from Congress.
  • King Mswati III in Mail & Guardian Online
    I welcome your response : and hope it is one that reassures your broadcast network's viewers that blatantly partisan talk show hosts like Christopher Matthews and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC don't hold editorial sway over the NBC network news... Ed Gillespie http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gillespie&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE_U5rHCqxR_Svu-ji-htEiZA0zZg guardian.co.uk http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/may/19/georgebush.uselections2008&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHV_U23KhElB7Xy41xj-X3bRC6nmg May 19, 2008 97159 128765 swazi I am delighted that we are gathered here today to celebrate my birthday, which has become a unifying symbol to the Swazi nation, and I appeal to you to continue to work together as a nation," Mswati told a packed stadium in the town of Nhlangano.

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