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adjective as in dangly

adjective as in hanging

adjective as in hung

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adjective as in swinging

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adjective as in vacillating

adjective as in wobbling

noun as in oscillation

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noun as in swing

noun as in vacillation

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Example Sentences

At 5:00 a.m. the clubs get going properly; the Forbes stumble down from their loggias, grinning and swaying tipsily.

Clementine Creevy is shown with her blond rocker locks swaying across her face.

A few hundred meters upriver, you see groves of date palms swaying as if underwater.

Pictures and videos of the animal show him swaying nervously, crying in pain, and lying flat on the concrete.

CEO of the Winnipeg Humane Society, Bill McDonald, told CBC that videos of Arturo swaying side to side are alarming.

He stood swaying the umbrella-handle about, looking down at it, as if that would assist his decision.

The broad veranda was shaded by a clump of tall banana-trees, swaying to and fro in the gentle breeze.

"You spoke of disgrace," she observed gently, swaying her fan before her by its silken cord.

It lay there clear and tranquil, and one could see the swaying of the indistinct green of its banks.

Thus it may well come about that our coast lines are swaying up and down in ceaseless variation.


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On this page you'll find 235 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swaying, such as: authentic, cogent, conclusive, credible, impressive, and plausible.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.