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See definition of swaying on Dictionary.com
  • verbmove back and forth
  • verbinfluence, affect

synonyms for swaying

  • bend
  • lean
  • swing
  • waver
  • wobble
  • careen
  • fluctuate
  • incline
  • lurch
  • oscillate
  • pulsate
  • rock
  • roll
  • stagger
  • swagger
  • undulate
  • vibrate
  • wave
  • weave
  • yo-yo
  • blow hot and cold
  • hem and haw
  • pendulate
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antonyms for swaying

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  • straighten
  • hold
  • remain
  • stabilize
  • stay
  • leave alone
  • steady
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How to use swaying in a sentence

He stood swaying the umbrella-handle about, looking down at it, as if that would assist his decision.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The broad veranda was shaded by a clump of tall banana-trees, swaying to and fro in the gentle breeze.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
"You spoke of disgrace," she observed gently, swaying her fan before her by its silken cord.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
It lay there clear and tranquil, and one could see the swaying of the indistinct green of its banks.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
Thus it may well come about that our coast lines are swaying up and down in ceaseless variation.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Its scaly body wound about her boot, the flat head swaying from side to side, was a huge rattlesnake.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
They fell against the tree stump and reeled clear again, swaying, gasping, and striking when they could.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Muttering curses, and swaying uncertainly on his feet, Talpers seized his hat and rushed from the house.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Betty agreed, and they cantered off in the twilight, their bodies swaying to the rhythm of the beautiful animals under them.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
I watched the metal disk, and saw behind it the tall swaying figure of the Queen enter and approach.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
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