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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sway.
- adj. Bent backwards, as in swayback
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bent down, and hollow in the back; sway-backed; -- said of a horse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strained and weakened in the back or loins: noting horses that have been injured by overwork.
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Congressional members are not unchanging monoliths of obstinence that can never be swayed from a ‘no’.
Do your research on some of the rulings and opinions by these Judges of the highest court in the land, only a small few have swayed from the political party who picked them. i.e.,
New moon was so cohesive and rarely swayed from the story line.
Among the swayed is Ed Asner, who is no less easy to impress than Carl, the squat and stolid 78-year-old coot he speaks for in Up. I got the job and thought, 'OK, I'm going to do a voice-over in a big-time feature.'
The twain swayed to and fro battling throughout the length and breadth of the valley and manfully enduring the stress of combat singular, whilst all eyes upon them were fixed in admiring surprise: after which they wheeled about and foined and feinted for
The curtain swayed away, the wind breaking it and pushing it forth, its parting sweep heard to my ears through the mute nothing of a bare room.
Louis had rushed his boy while he still swayed from the motion of the hard voyage, from the moment when his dark suffering eyes looked up into Elizabeth Cary's face, despair left them.
As the train swayed it thrust the bouquet right into my eyes.
Anthony: Winning NCAA title swayed decision to leave early
Anthony: WInning NCAA title swayed decision to leave early