Whether the Venezuelans will be swayed by such maneuvers is another matter.
Centrism is alive and well in the think tank Third Way, whose advice on health care and the economy has swayed the White House.
“If the public is swayed in the direction of reduced entitlements, then the Republicans will win the Senate,” he said.
I saw first hand when I was a trial lawyer that a jury —and even a judge- could be swayed by any one piece of evidence.
Many Republicans voters are terrified by unfounded fears and are swayed by false information.
Maria swayed forward at these words, and Mrs. Allen caught her in her arms.
They swayed, then separated as though they had been torn apart.
She swayed a little and would have fallen if Cyril had not caught her.
At the first step Mortimer staggered and swayed like a drunken man.
A new khan, the world-renowned Tamerlane, now swayed the scepter of Tartar power.
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.