Oversway

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Oversway To bear sway over.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oversway To sway, influence, or control by superior force or power; overrule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Oversway ō-vėr-swā′ to overrule, to bear down.
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Usage

In literature:

The censures of which one, must, in your allowance, oversway a whole theatre of others.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
Then he would have such a number provided as might oversway them hear.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Shall kings be oversway'd in their desires?
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
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