sway

Part of speech: verb

To lean or incline to one side; bend; swing; oscillate.

Part of speech: verb

To direct; influence; rule.

Part of speech: noun

Government; dominion.

Part of speech: noun

The act of swaying.

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Usage examples "sway":

  1. We every look and action sway, And they with prompt delight obey. - "Vignettes in Verse", Matilda Betham.
  2. O, let whatever power will hold sway; you are here, and that is enough for me! - "Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans", Henrik Ibsen.
  3. Our sway is of ancient date, and will long endure. - "Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck", Ludwig Tieck.