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  • 1 Sway DaSafo — For other uses of Sway , see Sway (disambiguation). Sway Sway Dasafo at the MetroLive Press Shot. (2 September 2011) Background information Born 5 September 1982 …

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  • 2 sway — swayable, adj. swayer, n. swayingly, adv. /sway/, v.i. 1. to move or swing to and fro, as something fixed at one end or resting on a support. 2. to move or incline to one side or in a particular direction. 3. to incline in opinion, sympathy,… …

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  • 3 sway — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to move slowly from one side to another: trees swaying gently in the breeze | sway sth: Melanie swayed her hips in time with the music. 2 (transitive often passive) to influence someone who has not yet decided about something so… …

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  • 4 hold sway — ► FORMAL to have control or influence over someone or something: »Party leaders held sway over the hearings. Main Entry: ↑hold …

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  • 5 hold sway — 1. to control. Each group that held sway over a particular strip of the Mississippi River controlled who used it. 2. to have great influence. Ten years after she correctly predicted the crash, she still holds sway among stock brokers …

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  • 6 hold sway — they had held sway in France for a quarter of a century Syn: hold power, wield power, exercise power, have jurisdiction, have authority, have dominion, rule, be in control, predominate; have the upper hand, have the edge, have the whip hand, have …

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  • 7 japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 8 Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 9 ARAB POPULATION — GENERAL SURVEY Under the British Mandate, 1917–48 In 1917, at the time of the British conquest of Palestine during World War I, the country s Arabic speaking population numbered less than 600,000 persons; in 1947 it was estimated at 1,200,000.… …

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  • 10 painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …

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  • 11 History of the Jews in Hungary — concerns the Jews of Hungary and of Hungarian origins. Jews have been a present community in Hungary since at least the 11th Century (with earlier references to Jews in Hungary existing), struggling against discrimination throughout the Middle… …

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  • 12 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 13 Romance languages — romance1 (def. 8). [1770 80] * * * Group of related languages derived from Latin, with nearly 920 million native speakers. The major Romance languages French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian are national languages. French is probably… …

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  • 14 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 15 Gonda district — is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, and Gonda town is the district headquarters. It is also headquarters of the Devipatan Division. The district lies between 26º 47 and 27º 20 north latitude and 81º 30 and 82º 46 east longitude The… …

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  • 16 philosophy, Western — Introduction       history of Western philosophy from its development among the ancient Greeks to the present.       This article has three basic purposes: (1) to provide an overview of the history of philosophy in the West, (2) to relate… …

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  • 17 France — • Geography, statistics, and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. France     France     † …

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  • 18 Idar-Oberstein — Schloss Oberstein, castle on the hills above Oberstein …

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  • 19 Georgia — /jawr jeuh/, n. 1. a state in the SE United States. 5,464,265; 58,876 sq. mi. (152,489 sq. km). Cap.: Atlanta. Abbr.: GA (for use with zip code), Ga. 2. Also called Georgian Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, bordering on the Black Sea, N of… …

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  • 20 Rajput — constitute one of the major Hindu Kshatriya groups from India. They claim descent from ancient royal warrior dynasties of Kshatriyas. They are identified with the word Rajanya found in ancient Indian literature and trace their roots to Rajputana …

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