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sway

[swā]
(naval architecture)
Lateral movement of the center of gravity of a ship.

sway

In thatched roof construction, one of the small willow or hazelwood rods laid at right angles to the thatching to hold it down.
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I can only assume the committee was swayed by the attractive female objector.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain will not be swayed from the mission plan in Afghanistan, despite growing tensions between western forces and the Afghan population.
People are not sure of their investment objectives and time frames, so most of them are swayed by the given environment.
When the pads vibrated, both groups of people swayed less.
This correlation between bodily movement and authority of utterance appears also in Heaney's "Elegy" for Robert Lowell in Field Work, when he recalls how his American friend would rock on his feet while controlling the flow of conversation: "you swayed the talk / and rode on the swaying tiller / of yourself" (31).
Videotapes confirmed that those larvae were that swayed more inside the nursery were more likely to be carried out to feed.
The kidnappers who seized Kenneth Bigley are proving their power over the West - and will not be swayed by emotion, according to an expert.
It was widely believed that youth, most of whom were attending synod for the first time and were new to the orderly style of deliberations, swayed a vote that affirmed the "integrity and sanctity" of same-gender relationships.
His results showed that participants who did not count the taps swayed more than participants who did.
They intended to rely on the fact that a skyrocketing number of Americans allow themselves to be swayed by real or concocted popular opinion.