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Swayed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Swayed Bent down, and hollow in the back; sway-backed; -- said of a horse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died, except for a dog
    • swayed Strained and weakened in the back or loins: noting horses that have been injured by overwork.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches
    • adj Swayed (Shak.) bent down and injured in the back by heavy burdens—said of a horse
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.”
  • Rupert Brooke
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    “Infinite hungers leap no more I in the chance swaying of your dress; and love has changed to kindliness.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Don't be swayed just because they say it's public opinion. Remember, public opinion is simple what everybody else thinks.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand., as Ice. sveigja, Dan. svaie, to sway; akin to swing.

Usage

In literature:

But not floating, for I could see the legs moving, the arms swaying.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
And at the same time, a kind and mysterious force sways my head-stock, sways most incalculably, and governs my whole motion.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Here the wind was roaring through the branches and the tree-tops were swaying to and fro.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
The pointer on the dial-face was swaying.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Velasco gazed steadily for a moment; then he dropped his head again, and swaying slightly played on.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
Our Earth public would sway back to patriotic loyalty.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Then a gruff angry bark rang out on the night air, and the elder bushes across the glade swayed violently.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
In the nodding head and swaying arms, Tessibel suddenly established Frederick's deity.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Garnett settled down in his saddle and came back to the irregular, smoke-wreathed, swaying line.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Lennon was swaying in the saddle, and his tongue, like hers, had begun to swell.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
The ground beneath Piang was swaying, undulating.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
The saucy subjects still will bear the sway.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Again and again Frank fired, and the bandits quickly swerved away from the hut, feeling their ponies sway or fall beneath them.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
And the Church forbids us to take account of mere dreams, or in any way be swayed by them.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The floor bent and swayed when walked on.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
A bird, awakened by the swaying of its nest, peeped a few sweet notes of contentment, and slept again.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
A clash broke among the tree-tops; they swayed and beat heavily, and big drops fell.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
He did not justify his sway by the least ferocity.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The lake was very blue, and full of hard, gently swaying lights.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
He too had risen, swaying on weak legs.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

But he, the man we mourn today,
No tyrant was; so mild a sway
In one such weight who bore
Was never known before!
"An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Their tribute other queens have laid
Upon the land and sea;
But never earthly monarch swayed
So many hearts as she.
"Canada's Welcome" by Helene M Johnson
And I envy not the monarchs
With cities under their sway;
For am I not, in my own right,
A monarch as proud as they?
"My Castle" by Horatio Alger Jr
And these may admiration claim,
And countless wealth may sway,
But rarer gem was given to me,
One golden summer day.
"To Sanson (06)" by Madge Morris Wagner
Swooping idly over meadows,
Over fields of swaying wheat,
To the clamour of a city,
Deep in dust and throbbing heat.
"The Four Winds" by R S Ward
Discernment, eloquence, and grace
Proclaim him born to sway
The balance in the highest place,
And bear the palm away.
"On The Promotion Of Edward Thurlow, Esq. To The Lord High Chancellorship Of England" by William Cowper

In news:

INDIANAPOLIS — Libertarian Andrew Horning could draw enough votes to sway the outcome of Indiana's hotly contested US Senate race between Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly.
Threat of lost jobs can't sway council, members say.
Police were called in, and while the cuffed the men they were both swaying.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Middle East companies such as SABIC, Tasnee, Equate and Borouge now hold sway in the global petrochemicals sector.
The horizon swayed at an angle.
Do you think the rallies held across the nation will sway politicians' views on immigration reform.
Morgan May Lose Sway in D.C.
Campaigns for and against Maryland's referendum questions pushed through the weekend in efforts to sway voters days before Election Day.
Now it's trying to regain that sway via government-supported innovation.
Shimmy, shake and sway to the music.
Key Obama Climate Change Exchange Being Swayed by Top UN Officials.
The Chair That Lets You Charge Your IPad As You Sway, And It's Got Built In Speakers Too.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A proponent of Amendment 64, legalizing marijuana, is taking an unusual approach to sway voters.
But unlike other capital investments into struggling banks, the investors will not have voting power, seats on Carver 's board, or sway its management decisions.
Chilean emergency authorities did not report any major damage or injuries, but a Reuters reporter described seeing Santiago buildings sway.
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In science:

Bohr’s idea that the nucleus is a complex, strongly interacting system was adopted by the community and held sway until the discovery of the nuclear shell model in 1949.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
The main new feature of our complex (45) is that it works also for multicomponent boundary, which is due to introducing new quantities — boundary component sways.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
Matrix f4 . A typical vector in the fourth nonzero space in (5), C2N ′ 0+3m, is a column consisting of differentials dαi and dβi for each inner vertex i, and also subcolumns κ ! for each boundary component κ; we call these subcolumns conjugate sways.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
By definition, each of these m components of F1 takes any element of PSL(2, C) into itself (thus resulting in m identical sways of boundary components).
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
By “sway” we mean, speaking less formally, a motion of the whole boundary component as a rigid body, in contrast with inner vertices which are allowed to move independently, as will be seen in the coming definition of mapping F2 .
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
This applies as well to the sways t∗ below in subsection 4.2.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
The “inner” case is obvious, while in the “boundary” case it remains to note that all vertices i, j, 1, r lie in the boundary, so neither changes of inner zk nor action of PSL(2, C) due to boundary sways can affect the (rightmost) cross-ratio (22).
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
For minor g1, we choose again the three basis vectors in space (dt∗ ) corresponding to the sways of the first boundary component.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
Similarly, we denote dsΓ1 and dsΓ2 two copies of sways of surface Γ in the second nonzero term from the left in (56).
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
In the absence of a stable waveguide they interpreted the swaying of the spicules as a result of upward propagating Alfv´en waves.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
There are several reasons why this frequentist approach to signal analysis has held sway in gravitational wave astronomy.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
Random walk in quiet standing That there is a random component in the swaying during quiet standing seems to be well established (Collins & De Luca 1994; Duarte & Zatsiorsky 2000), but to what extent this randomness is due to deterministic chaos or some stochastic influence is not settled.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Thus, qualitatively the inertia and the boundedness seem to imply the persistence and antipersistence regimes of the swaying.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
It is simple to extend the Eq (2.1.3-2) with a stochastic term so as to get the random walk signature of the swaying. A somewhat more detailed model (still based on the inverted pendulum) has been presented by Peterka (2000) in terms of PID-control systems known from engineering (see e.g.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
The factor of 1000 on the RHS determines the amplitude of the sways, whereas the integration on the RHS acts as a lowpass filter with a characteristic frequency 1/τf.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
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