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sway

to rock, teeter, wobble, or swing back and forth.
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Vettel did find himself level on points with Red Bull team-mate Webber after the Monaco Grand Prix, but had to settle for second in the standings on that occasion as the Australian held sway by two victories to one.
Security officials said the Taliban destroyed several houses and killed nine men of a local Lashkar which was set up to challenge the militants who held sway in parts of Orakzai.
Defences held sway throughout and the 9-3 scoreline in favour of the visitors was down to a 3-1 penalty kick count.
The kangaroo has held sway over the lion over much of the recent past, barring the 2005 series in England regarded by many as the finest contest in living memory.
For 11 years the grocer's daughter from Grantham held sway in Downing Street in one of the most turbulent eras in recent political history.
NO, IT'S not the Blaydon Races but Gosforth Park Races, a Race Wednesday scene way back in 1895 when the horse tram held sway.
In the end the collective power of the Tonmawr forwards held sway after early tries from player-coach Austen Howells and ex-Aberavon centre Ricky Price.
United had to withstand plenty of second-half pressure from Bristol Rovers, but a solid defensive display, allied to early goals from Watford loanee Albert Jarrett, held sway over a second-half reply by Rovers substitute Lewis Haldane.
CONSERVATIVE anti-reform opinion has held sway at the European Parliament over proposed European Union (EU) wine market reforms, with MEPs approving the cautious report by Greek socialist member Katerina Batzeli.
During the post-World War II era, when state-of-the-art medications like the polio vaccine and antibiotics held sway and food was less understood as the good medicine it is, society seemed more willing to pass off lousy hospital fare with a few jokes.
When the group first took flight in Los Angeles in 1964, the British Invasion in the form of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Kinks held sway.
The Mao "kitsch" affectation said to be growing in popularity is particularly incongruous since the chairman even attempted to banish humor where he held sway.