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During the earthquake, we could actually feel our apartment building swaying a bitThe trees were swaying slightly in the wind.

During the earthquake, we could actually feel our apartment building swaying a bit.

He tried to convince his parents to let him travel to Europe with his friends, but they wouldn't be swayed.

The President is hoping to sway public opinion in favor of free trade.

The wheat fields were swaying like waves in the ocean.

Dancers were swaying to the soft music as the sun went down at the beach party.

Steve Runciman once said, I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destiny of man.

C. Kent Wright once said that to sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak.

She looked absolutely beautiful as she gently swayed back and forth to the music.

He didn't want to go the ballet but his wife was able to sway him by promising to go to the hockey game with him the following week.

Katie's dad owns the company, so she holds a lot of sway at staff meetings.

We don't have much sway over our son now that he's 18.

Rachel Field once observed that the public is more easily swayed by persons than by principles.

During a severe windstorm or rainstorm, the Empire State Building may sway several inches to either side.

The Seattle Space Needle sways approximately 1 inch for every 10 miles per hour of wind.

When the Buddha achieved enlightenment, it is said that the earth swayed like a woman drunken with wine, and that flowers showered from the sky.

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