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Definition of sway noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a movement from side to side The sway of the yacht was making her feel sick.
  2. 2(literary) power or influence over someone Rebel forces hold sway over much of the island. She was brought up under the sway of Communism. He was quick to exploit those who fell under his sway.
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