Posted by James Briggs on October 23, 2002
In Reply to: "Archaic use"? posted by Tim Eckes on October 22, 2002
: How can it be an archaic use? This term is in current usage.
But it is the only phrase in which 'Sway' indicates 'power' or 'influence'. Thus, archaic.
Another example is 'fell', as in 'fell swoop'. There are others.