Definition of Swaying

1. n. An injury caused by violent strains or by overloading; -- said of the backs of horses.



Definition of Swaying

1. Verb. (present participle of sway) ¹

2. Noun. The motion of something that sways. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swaying

1. sway [v] - See also: sway

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swaying

sway-backed
sway-bracing
sway-bracings
sway bar
sway bars
swayable
swayback
swaybacked
swaybacks
swaybar
swaybars
swayed
swayer
swayers
swayful
swaying (current term)
swayingly
swayings
swayl
swayled
swayling
swaylings
swayls
sways
swazzle
swazzles
sweal
swealed
swealing
swealings

Literary usage of Swaying

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"When the attention is not directed in any special direction or is directed to a point overhead, an irregular forward and backward as well as lateral swaying ..."

2. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"A true swaying appears when the patient grasps at objects for support, ... To differentiate the kind of swaying which follows closure of the eyes, ..."

3. Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology by Babette Deutsch, Avrahm Yarmolinsky (1921)
"... CHERRY TREES swaying " A well, and the cherry trees swaying Where bare girlish feet trod the fruit; Nearby the damp imprint betraying The stamp of a ..."

4. The Emotions by James McCosh (1880)
"MOTIVES swaying MASSES. SECTION I. COMMUNITY OF FEELING. IT is a familiar fact that feeling is apt to be increased when it is shared ..."

5. The emotions by James McCosh (1880)
"MOTIVES swaying MASSES. SECTION I. COMMUNITY OF FEELING. IT is a familiar fact that feeling is apt to be increased when it is shared by others. ..."

6. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... How they Rehearse their Speeches — swaying a Savage Audience. discussion of the origin of the American Indians is out of place and unnecessary, ..."

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