Turkey, which has sway over Damascus, lately toned down its criticism of the Syrian president.
Insurance company greed: " Millions Spent to sway Democrats on Health Care"
In Maryland, it could sway a state - and with it, a country.
However, facts never seem to sway pageant naysayers from their point.
He even set the mic down before his time was up, he only finished after being coaxed back onto the stage by sway.
Would England and the world be better off under the sway of medieval religion than under the influence of modern Protestantism?
The Master said, What is it to sway a kingdom by courteous yielding?
With its passing from before his eyes, his intellect resumed its sway, and he weighed events by that nicely adjusted balance.
If we cannot sway a kingdom by courteous yielding, what is our courtesy worth?
The sound of the blow, which echoed dully through the building, died away, and the old silence resumed its sway.
c.1300, "to go, glide, move," probably from Old Norse sveigja "to bend, swing, give way," from Proto-Germanic *swaigijanan and related to swag (v.) and swing. The sense of "swing, wave, waver" is first recorded c.1500. Related: Swayed; swaying. The noun meaning "controlling influence" (to be under the sway of) is 1510s, from a transitive sense of the verb in Dutch and other languages. The verb in this sense is recorded in English from 1590s.