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.
Last edited by vil; 29-Apr-2009 at 15:14.
#1 I agree with your interpretation.
#2 If something is set in concrete, it cannot be moved.