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The motion of something that sways.
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  1. The motion of something that sways.
  2. An injury caused to a horse's back by violent strains or overloading.
The power, or force, behind something swung or thrown; impetus
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  1. The power, or force, behind something swung or thrown; impetus
  2. The manner in which something is swung.
  3. A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.
A tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection
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  1. A tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection
  2. The act of a person or thing that leans
(Physics) Repeated variation in the value of some physical quantity, as position or voltage
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  1. (Physics) Repeated variation in the value of some physical quantity, as position or voltage
  2. A single instance or cycle of such a variation
  3. (Mathematics) (of a function) defined for each point in the domain of the function by , and describes the difference (possibly ∞) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.
A single complete vibrating motion; a quiver.
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  1. A single complete vibrating motion; a quiver.
  2. A rapid oscillation of a particle, particles, or elastic solid or surface, back and forth across a central position.
  3. (Physics) Periodic, to-and-fro motion or oscillation of an object, as an elastic body or the particles of a fluid, when it is displaced from the rest position or position of equilibrium, as in transmitting sound
A wavy, curving form or outline, esp. one of a series
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  1. A wavy, curving form or outline, esp. one of a series
  2. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
  3. (Physics) Wave motion, as of light or sound, or a wave or vibration
A movement up and down or back and forth:
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  1. A movement up and down or back and forth:
  2. A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
  3. A surge or rush, as of sensation:
The act of pulsating; rhythmical beating or throbbing
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  1. The act of pulsating; rhythmical beating or throbbing
  2. A beat; throb; vibration
  3. A single beat, throb, or vibration.
The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group:
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  1. The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group:
  2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
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  1. The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
  2. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  3. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
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  1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. The duration of such power.
To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
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  1. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  2. (Nautical) To fasten:
  3. To misrepresent; distort:
To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
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  1. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
  2. To swing or move regularly back and forth
  3. (Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
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  1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
  2. To boast, brag, or show off in a loud, superior manner
  3. (Rare) To influence, force, etc. by blustering
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
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  1. To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
  2. To like to have, use, wear, be in, etc.
  3. To attack or infect, as a disease:
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside.
  3. To turn aside from a course or direction:
To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
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  1. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
  2. (Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
  3. To swing or move regularly back and forth
To move backward and forward on a swing
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  1. To move backward and forward on a swing
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
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  1. To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
  2. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
  3. To totter, wobble, waver, etc.
To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
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  1. To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
  2. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
  3. To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
To sway to and fro; waver; totter; stagger
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  1. To sway to and fro; waver; totter; stagger
  2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
  3. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
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  1. To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
  2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  3. To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.
To form (threads) into a fabric
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  1. To form (threads) into a fabric
  2. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
  3. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
To tremble or quaver:
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  1. To tremble or quaver:
  2. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  3. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
To determine the course of events:
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  1. To determine the course of events:
  2. To deal out; to assign to a use.
  3. To have the power to arrange or settle affairs
To give a tendency to; make willing; dispose; influence
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  1. To give a tendency to; make willing; dispose; influence
  2. To deviate from the horizontal or vertical; slant:
  3. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
To have an influence on (something); change:
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  1. To have an influence on (something); change:
  2. To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
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  1. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
  2. To dispose, or make receptive, beforehand; make susceptible
  3. To provide an inclination or susceptibility:
To exercise political authority.
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  1. To exercise political authority.
  2. To be a rule or law for; determine
  3. To exercise the function of governing; rule
To hold sway; prevail or predominate
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  1. To hold sway; prevail or predominate
  2. To hold the title of monarch, but with limited authority.
  3. To rule as a sovereign
To have authority over; govern; direct
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  1. To have authority over; govern; direct
  2. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  3. To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
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  1. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
  2. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
(Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
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  1. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  2. An order given with authority.
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
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  1. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
  2. Control or power over another or others.
  3. The exercise of such control or power.
Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
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  1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
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  1. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  2. The geographical area within which a government’s or a court’s power may be applied.
  3. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
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  1. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. The status of master or ruler; control:
Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
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  1. Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
  2. Strength or power of any degree
  3. Physical strength:
National might or political strength
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  1. National might or political strength
  2. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
  3. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
(Obs.) Priority or precedence
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  1. (Obs.) Priority or precedence
  2. A prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one peculiar to a rank, class, etc.
  3. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state.
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  1. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state. Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state.
  2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
  3. The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign
A person's word, opinion, assurance, etc.
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  1. A person's word, opinion, assurance, etc.
  2. An expression of permission or approval:
  3. The right or authority to decide:
A person, group, or thing that has influence
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  1. A person, group, or thing that has influence
  2. The action or effect of such power
  3. A person who exerts such power:
(Finance) The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
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  1. (Finance) The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
  2. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
  3. Power to effect change; specif., strategic means of accomplishing some purpose
The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
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  1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
  2. The greater part; preponderance:
  3. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
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  1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
  2. Power or influence; esp., political power
  3. Influence; pull:
Drawing power; appeal
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  1. Drawing power; appeal
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. The force needed to move a weight, trigger, etc., measured in pounds
Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
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  1. Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
  2. Ability to control or use; mastery:
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
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  1. The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
  2. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
  3. A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. The exercise of such control or power.
  3. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
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  1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
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  1. Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Mastership; rule; control
Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
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  1. Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
  2. The period of rule, dominance, sway, etc.
  3. Dominance or widespread influence:
An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
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  1. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. Government; reign; control
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