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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sway \Sway\ (sw[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Swaying.] [OE. sweyen, Icel. sveigja, akin to E. swing; cf. D. zwaaijen to wield, swing. See Swing, and cf. Swag, v. i.] 1. To move or wield with the hand; to swing; to wield; as, to sway the scepter. [1913 Webster] As sparkles from the anvil rise, When heavy hammers on the wedge are swayed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To influence or direct by power and authority; by persuasion, or by moral force; to rule; to govern; to guide. [1913 Webster] The will of man is by his reason swayed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] She could not sway her house. --Shak. [1913 Webster] This was the race To sway the world, and land and sea subdue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to incline or swing to one side, or backward and forward; to bias; to turn; to bend; warp; as, reeds swayed by wind; judgment swayed by passion. [1913 Webster] As bowls run true by being made On purpose false, and to be swayed. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] Let not temporal and little advantages sway you against a more durable interest. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) To hoist; as, to sway up the yards. [1913 Webster] Syn: To bias; rule; govern; direct; influence; swing; move; wave; wield. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swayed \Swayed\, a. Bent down, and hollow in the back; sway-backed; -- said of a horse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "swayed": antiblack, biased, chauvinistic, colored, doctrinaire, dogmatic, influenced, interested, involved, jaundiced, know-nothing, nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, partial, partisan, prejudiced, prepossessed, racist, sexist, superpatriotic, twisted, ultranationalist, undetached, undispassionate, unneutral, warped, xenophobic




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