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sway

to rock, teeter, wobble, or swing back and forth.
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With high-testosterone art stars of the '80s decamping to film, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner forever being mentioned as prime parts yet to be cast, a gallerist smitten with gorillas and mambo kings, and the likelihood of Mike Ovitz holding sway at the Museum of Modern Art, a spate of films about the art world cannot be too far off.
Modernismo began as a reaction against the sentimental romantic writers then holding sway in Latin America.
Earlier this morning, Needham upgraded GOOG to "buy" from "hold," joining a plethora of "buy" ratings already holding sway on the Street.