sway (n.) Old form(s): swaie
controlling influence, guiding power, direction
Cor II.iii.181[Brutus to Citizens] arriving / A place of potency and sway o'th' state
KJ II.i.578[Bastard alone, of commodity] this vile-drawing bias, / This sway of motion
KL II.iv.185[Lear as if to the heavens] if your sweet sway / Allow obedience
KL IV.vii.20[Cordelia to Doctor] proceed / I'the sway of your own will
LC.108[of a horse] Proud of subjection, noble by the sway
MM I.iii.43[Duke to Friar Thomas, of Angelo] to behold his sway, / I will ... / Visit both prince and people
Sonn.66.8[] Strength by limping sway disabled
TS V.ii.162[Katherina to Widow, of women] seek for rule, supremacy, and sway
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