His tall frame swayed across the room with feline grace.
His broad shoulders swayed with the swing of his stride.
Can he be swayed in our favor?
As the train rumbled by, the trestle shook and swayed until I thought we should be dashed to the chasm below.
The tall youth moved his lips and swayed from side to side.
Alpatych swayed his head and went upstairs.
That curly grass which always grows by country roadsides became clearly visible, still wet with the night's rain; the drooping branches of the birches, also wet, swayed in the wind and flung down bright drops of water to one side.
It hung to her shoulders and swayed when she walked.
Or how Sasha swayed Jade.
The little plane danced and swayed in the turbulence, constantly buffeted by the increasing wind.
He spoke slowly in a loud voice and throwing out his chest slightly swayed one leg.
Petya's eyes began to close and he swayed a little.
He was a weakling, swayed by his favourites in the Murad III., harem, especially by his Venetian wife Safie; and, 1574-1595.
The tree swayed and strained.
As we swayed to the music and held to each other, I fell in love with you.
In particular it had in view persons of culture, as most apt to be swayed by the philosophical tendencies in the sphere of religion prevalent in that age, the age of neoPlatonism.
Like the way his broad shoulders swayed so gracefully with each step as he strode to the corral - or the way he lounged in a doorway, coffee in one hand, one long leg thrown carelessly over the other.
Accustomed freely and fearlessly to investigate whatever came before him, and swayed by a scrupulous dread of insincerity, he was doomed to long and anxious hesitation concerning some of the fundamental points of theology before arriving at a firm conviction of the truth of Christianity.
The building swayed gently in the strong winds whipping through southern Florida, and water pelted the windows across from her.
But if you can be swayed by gold…
Carmen gazed up at him as they swayed to the sound of the music.
often walked by very crooked paths; but the reproach that he allowed his policy to be swayed exclusively by his family interests is unjustified.
The Council split on sanctioning me, and those whose support Jetr swayed for me are sending their armies to battle.
The shaft horse swayed from side to side, moving his ears as if asking: "Isn't it time to begin now?"
He swayed like a drunken man, taking some steps forward and back to save himself from falling.
Kutuzov groaned and swayed his head.
He puckered his face, screwed up his eyes, and pensively swayed his head.
At another spot he noticed a Russian soldier laughingly patting a Frenchman on the shoulder, saying something to him in a friendly manner, and Kutuzov with the same expression on his face again swayed his head.
He'd find her no matter what, and he wasn't going to be swayed by her neck next time.
The cabin swayed, and Lana caught the image of wires and far below, water.
By evening, the adjutants had spread it to all ends and parts of the army, and in the night from the nineteenth to the twentieth, the whole eighty thousand allied troops rose from their bivouacs to the hum of voices, and the army swayed and started in one enormous mass six miles long.
"Ah... a wonderful, a matchless people!" said Kutuzov; and he closed his eyes and swayed his head.
Her hips swayed in rhythm as she positioned her easel and paints.
The first step was thus gained, and it was hoped that if " infusion " could be avoided, if the papers bearing on the case were presented to the judges quickly, and before their minds could be swayed by extraneous influence, their decision on the case would be the same as that of the king.
Kutuzov swayed his head, as much as to say: "How is one man to deal with it all?" and again listened to Denisov.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
To a man not swayed by passion that welfare is never certain, but he who commits such a crime always knows just where that welfare lies.
They will imitate good eating habits they see practiced by their parents, but they can also be easily swayed by television commercials for junk food.
Don't be swayed by an aggressive salesperson.
Success Stories: Do not be swayed by success stories.
Don't be swayed by some of the prices you see; they sometimes don't tell the whole story.
Their performance swayed him to stick with the job and keep leading the club.
Despite Elrond's urging that he throw it into the fire, Isildor was quickly swayed by the ring's power and he escaped into the wilderness with the One Ring.
As an educational reformer, as a man of letters and learning, who trod "the large and impartial ways of knowledge," and who swayed others to the same paths, as a thinker influential alike in the action and the reaction to which he led, Cousin stands out conspicuously among the memorable Frenchmen of the 29th century.
It swayed and fell, but caught on the muskets of the nearest soldiers.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
The left side of the forest was dark in the shade, the right side glittered in the sunlight, wet and shiny and scarcely swayed by the breeze.
His broad shoulders swayed gracefully with the swing of his stride.
Desmoulins was powerfully swayed by the influence of more vigorous minds; and for some time before the death of Mirabeau, in April 1791, he had begun to be led by Danton, with whom he remained associated during the rest of his life.
In religious matters Frederick William was also largely swayed by his love for the ancient and picturesque.
Even the barbarian courts, their neighbours or vassals, were swayed by the dominant fashion to imitation.
They swayed backwards and forwards between the power of the people and the power of the few; but democracy and oligarchy passed sooner or later into the hands of a master who veiled his lordship under various titles, and generally at last into the hands of a family.
The new king at Paris was a young boy, whose councils were swayed by a knot of quarrelsome and selfish uncles; the vigour of the attack on England began to slacken.
But the leading men among the baronage were undoubtedly swayed by ambition and resentment, by family ties and family feuds, far more than by enlightened statesmanship or zeal for the king or the commonweal.
Christians), Helgi Biolan, Biorn the Eastern, Helgi the Lean, Ketil the Foolish, &c., who settled the best land in the island (west, north-west and north), and founded families who long swayed its destinies.
His eyes ran rapidly over the wide space, but he only saw that the hitherto motionless masses of the French now swayed and that there really was a battery to their left.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
His shoulders swayed gracefully, the open denim jacket swinging loosely in the breeze.
Yet he affirms, as we said before, that his intention was never swayed by a bribe; and so far as any of these cases can be traced, his decisions, often given in conjunction with some other official, are to all appearance thoroughly just.
His justification has been set aside by modern critics, not on the ground that the evidence demonstrates its falsity, 6 but because it is inconceivable or unnatural that any man should receive a present from another, and not suffer his judgment to be swayed thereby.
He swayed his head.
He sat heavily and swayed limply on his brisk little horse.
The French who had thrown themselves into houses, copses, &c., picked off the officers, and the flanks of the long Prussian lines swayed and got into confusion.
When Dom Pedro left Brazil for the purpose of making a tour through Europe and the United States he appointed Princess Isabella to act as regent, and she showed herself so swayed in political questions by Church influence that Liberal feeling became more and more anti-dynastic. Another incident which gave strength to the opposition was the sudden abolition of slavery without any compensation to slave-owners.
The enthusiasm for a life of holiness and separation from the world no longer swayed all minds.
While most of the "Broad Churchmen" were influenced by ethical and emotional considerations in their repudiation of the dogma of everlasting torment, he was swayed by purely intellectual and theological arguments, and in questions of a more general liberty he often opposed the proposed Liberal theologians, though he as often took their side if he saw them hard pressed.
It is true that he is sometimes swayed by prejudice, but this is the common lot of great historians; they cannot altogether avoid sharing in the feelings of the past, for they live in it, and Freeman did so to an extraordinary degree.
seemed to lose their old personality and to be swayed by a supernatural influence.
Buddhism, which swayed Korea from the 10th to the 14th century, has been discredited for three centuries, and its priests are ignorant, immoral and despised.
His regular visits to Oxford kept him in intercourse with his old friends in Oriel common room, and made him familiar with the currents of feeling which swayed the university.
While in opposition his mind was swayed to and fro with conflicting emotions of dislike to the head of the ministry and of desire to share in the spoils of office.
Before this could be accomplished Chatham's mind became impaired, and Townshend, who was the most determined and influential of his colleagues, swayed the ministry as he liked, pledging himself to find a revenue in America with which to meet the deficiency caused by the reduction in the land tax.
The explanation seems to be that while on Christian grounds he repeatedly denounced pantheism as being in all its forms equivalent to atheism, he was latterly much swayed by the thought of Schelling in the pantheistic direction which was natural to him.
Any tendency to listen to liberal counsels was denounced by them as weakness and met by demands for the restoration of the Inquisition and by the organization of absolutist demonstrations, and even revolts, such as that which broke out in Catalonia in 1828, organized by the supreme junta set up at Manresa, with the object of freeing the king from the disguised Liberals who swayed him.
Finally, he broke through the thatch of branches and leaves blocking most of the sun. The day was darkening. In the distance, he saw the massive fortress that was Death's, and he saw the Lake of Souls he'd seen in angel memories. He saw birds but couldn't see through the jungle to where Katie might be. The branch holding him swayed in a heavy wind that smelled of rain.
His condo swayed in the harsh winds of the latest storm spawned from the massive depression in the Gulf.
But if you can be swayed by goldâ€¦
She wondered what had swayed him to turn against Tiyan and how far he had already gone.
People allow their views to be swayed by their party allegiance.
azure ocean and the palm fronds swayed.
Scotland has not been swayed by the homophobic bigotry of Cardinal Winning, Brian Souter or Jack Irvine.
overwhelmed by choice we allow ourselves to be swayed by brand.
He doesn't strike me or anyone as the sort of character who can be swayed by mere flattery.
idiosyncrasyfootball would stop being swayed by royal events, news events and 101 other idiosyncrasies.
The breeze from the Bay of Bengal was bracing, the sun glistened off the azure ocean and the palm fronds swayed.
penaltye who have a problem with alcohol, alcoholics, cannot be swayed by stricter laws, harsher penalties or spates in jail.
But they were more swayed by the party whips and not rebellious enough to throw out the bill.
Even tho these efforts may not have swayed the undecided senators, it certainly did help to plant seeds of doubt about the Treaty.
swayed in the breezes.
With care Henley could have swayed his wife toward his own beliefs, no doubt, but he lacks tact.
About the middle of the 19th century it began to be recognized that the education of the people was more conducive to the safety of the fortress than to leave in ignorance congested masses of southern race liable to be swayed spasmodically by prejudice.
The policy of the states of Holland swayed the policy of the generality, and historical circumstances decreed that the policy of the states of Holland during long and critical periods should be controlled by a succession of remarkable men filling the office of grand pensionary.
It was held that the system of Apollinaris was really Docetism (see Docetae), that if the Godhood without constraint swayed the manhood there was no possibility of real human probation or of real advance in Christ's manhood.
The same disk carries the index arm, which is rigidly fixed to it and indicates the weight and value of the goods, and also carries the pendulum, which is rigidly attached to it, and regulates the position of the index arm according to the position which it takes up and the leverage which it exerts when swayed out of the vertical position by the action of the lever of the lever machine.
Very few people become Christians by being swayed by a Philosophical argument.
I 've seen how their branches swayed in the breezes.
You'll still need other eyeballs so you won't be swayed by auto lust.
While these may be appealing, unless the offer is significant and outweighs other accounts that you initially planned on keeping, do not be swayed by the temptations.
Royalty: Opinion as to whether makeup was suitable for members of the royal families swayed greatly from the Victorian era forward.
You can hope that your children will snack on broccoli spears and apple slices and not be swayed by sugary snacks, but that's probably not realistic.
When making a choice, it's hard not to be swayed by the advantages of cellulose insulation.
If the answer is no, then it's possible you're wearing your "sale goggles" and are feeling temporarily swayed by the price.
If the reviewer is not disclosing this information or is basing the review on something other than facts, you may not want to be swayed by that review.
In other words, don't be swayed by a low price.
If you were going fast in one direction and you need to switch sides, you felt the heaviness and swayed back and forth as you turned you machine around.
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