Definition of under one's sway
- He has them under his sway.
- He has come/fallen under his sway.
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: an inclination or deflection caused by or as if by swaying
: a controlling influence
: to swing slowly and rhythmically back and forth from a base or pivot
: to move gently from an upright to a leaning position
: to hold sway : act as ruler or governor
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