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    Default refused to be swayed / set in concrete

    Dear teachers,

    Here is a sentence from an English text that attracted my attention.. Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold?

    "Since she refused to be swayed, her opinions were set in concrete."

    refused to be swayed = refused to be influenced/ affected

    sway (n) = dominance
    sway (n) = the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:

    sway (v) = to incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling / influence / affect

    to hold sway over

    under somebody’s sway

    swayed = influenced=affected

    swayed by the needs of the moment

    to influence deeply, to influence profoundly, to influence strongly

    who influenced her to do that

    to affect somebody deeply, to affect somebody profoundly, to affect somebody strongly

    he affected not to hear

    set in concrete = consolidate, strengthen

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 29-Apr-2009 at 15:14.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: refused to be swayed / set in concrete

    #1 I agree with your interpretation.

    #2 If something is set in concrete, it cannot be moved.

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