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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWING

Brace your belt, Watkins, man, and swing your shoulders as a free companion should.

For the fanatic is one of the hinges which swing the door of the modern world.

Shandy gave the bridle a swing, and it clattered to the floor from its peg.

But we cannot set up a pendulum to swing at the pole of the earth.

They'd swing to this shop in a minute, just on account of that.

Whether they will or no, I see I must swing a looser tongue, or you'll be showing me the door.

In camp you will discard it because it will impede the swing of your arms.

From the swing at golf to the manner of lighting a match in the wind, this truism applies.

Then he must take the wand and swing it over the water three times, in a circle.

Sam taught me how to climb on the cars and how to swing off while they were going.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English swingan "to rush, fling oneself," from Proto-Germanic *swenganan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German swingan, Old Frisian swinga, German schwingen "to swing, swingle, oscillate") denoting "violent circulatory motion." The meaning "move freely back and forth" is first recorded 1540s. Related: Swung; swinging. Swing shift first recorded 1941, typically 4 p.m. to midnight.

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