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Sample sentences for the GRE study word swerve

swerve can be used as a verb
swerve can be used as a noun

1.He swerve not too secure tell him withal. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.To swerve from truth, or change his constant min. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.Come, Ahab's compliments to ye come and see if ye can swerve me. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.Swerve me ye cannot swerve me, else ye swerve yourselves man has ye there. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.charge, that you swerve not from the smallest article of it. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
7.That had been the fashion of his century, and he would not swerve from it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.The attack on Hougomont was something of a feint the plan was to draw Wellington thither, and to make him swerve to the left. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.Milton is the poet of steadfast will and purpose, who moves like a god amid the fears and hopes and changing impulses of the world, regarding them as trivial and momentary things that can never swerve a great soul from its course. - from English Literature by William J. Long
10.He swerved aside, and attempted to pass. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
11.Once the mare swerved at a white gate-post and nearly threw him. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12.The horse stumbled in a rut, then swerved aside and broke into a gallop. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
13.Still without answering, Corley swerved to the left and went up the side street. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
14.His revery had not swerved from its course. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
15.Bondarchuk's horse swerved and galloped past. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
16.From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain janglin. - from The King James Bible
17.The carriage swerved from the tramtrack to the smoother road past Watery lane. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
18.Denisov's horse swerved aside to avoid a pool in the track and bumped his rider's knee against a tree. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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