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- v. Be pre-eminent; have the greatest influence (over someone or something); dominate.
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- v. be master; reign or rule
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I walked with him to his car, then watched him drive down the dirt road, his convertible top down, a Smiley Lewis tape blaring from his loudspeakers, determined not to let mortality and the exigencies of his own battered soul hold sway in his life.
He persuaded Goering to extract certain provinces of Belorussia and the Bialystok forests from the general carve-up that took place in the first weeks of the German advance, and added these to his dominion, frequently boasting that he was the "first Aryan to hold sway over an empire from the Black Sea to the Baltic."