absolute sway

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  • No one seemed to me to have a more absolute sway in the world of fashion. Cited from Tales of a Traveller, by Washington Irving
  • A small body of men have absolute sway over the destiny of the city. Cited from Elements of Debating, by Leverett S. Lyon
  • In the strength of his will lie glory and absolute sway. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 23, September, 1859, by Various
  • At that time the Indians were very numerous, and under the absolute sway of the missionaries. Cited from What I Saw in California, by Edwin Bryant
  • The evidence afforded me was slight; yet it exercised an absolute sway over my belief. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • If the 'word of the Lord' is to sound from our lips with power, it must first have absolute sway over ourselves. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
  • In the first place, he held absolute sway over his followers -- and this for purposes of war is the greatest of all advantages. Cited from Public Orations of Demosthenes, vol. 2,Demosthenes
  • Yet for fourteen years, with little interruption, he has governed all their affairs, of every description, with an absolute sway. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
  • Silence resumed absolute sway in the long room. Cited from The Forest Runners, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Religiously, the Catholic Church seemed in 1500 to hold absolute sway over all central and western Europe. Cited from Modern Europe V.1, by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  • And there were the eggs, forever barring him from the Kingdom which he had ruled so long with absolute sway! Cited from Tik-Tok of Oz, by L. Frank Baum [Baum #12]
  • Remember that these "machine" organizations have absolute sway in every electorate, from one end of the United States to the other. Cited from Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government, by Ashworth
  • The northern Ice-monarch has resumed absolute sway, and our aphelion distance from the sun has increased some tens millions of miles. Cited from Life: Its True Genesis, by R. W. Wright
  • Such having been the absolute sway Slavery has exercised over the facts of our history, what has been its influence upon the characters of the men with whom it has had to do? Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, December, 1857, by Various
  • Eternal dominion They hold in their hands, And o'er their wide empire Wield absolute sway. Cited from The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. I.
  • But he had a Queen of absolute sway over his weak mind and timid virtue, and of a character the reverse of his in all points. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 1 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
  • Provost Baldwin held absolute sway in the University of Dublin for forty-one years. Cited from Great Astronomers, by R. S. Ball
  • A governor from Rome ruled the new colony with absolute sway, and often with unbounded rapacity. Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster
  • And o'er their wide empire Wield absolute sway. Cited from Iphigenia in Tauris, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • He controlled France with an absolute sway; under him she achieved a European ascendency without parallel save in the days of Napoleon. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
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