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hold sway

to have power or a very strong influence: Fundamentalist beliefs hold sway over whole districts, ensuring the popularity of religious leaders.
Translations of “hold sway”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掌握權力, 有很大影響…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掌握权力, 有很大影响…
(Definition of hold sway from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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