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They hold sway over the city hall, the regional government building and the security services complex.

But he will still hold sway over the newspapers under their toothless grip.

But of course, that history goes back only to the late 1930s, when the ratings agencies began to hold sway.

The problem extends far beyond the politicians who hold sway over the nation's purse strings.

Then wilt thou be a greater king than thy father was, inasmuch as thou shalt hold sway over two great peoples.

The pacific influence of the "north" would hold sway for a few hours, a whole day, or even for a few days.

So right from the beginning the action of the pupil will be the expression of the emotions and ideas that hold sway in his mind.

All that helps man really to hold sway over nature is what is styled physical education.

The sly coyote, the simple antelope, and the cunning sage hen still hold sway as they did when I first traversed the country.


On this page you'll find 200 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hold sway, such as: administer, carry out, conduct, control, dictate, and guide.

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