Definition of swerve:
make out, arc, trim, slip, cut down, skip, curl, turn off, diverge, pull away, write out, waver, sheer, disregard, thin, prune, fluctuate, shorten, curve, switch off, detour, slide, zig, yaw, shrink, part, cut off, skid, bring down, tailor, issue, abbreviate, fall off, reduce, turn out, snub, backtrack, foreshorten, swerving, zag, break, undulate, stand aside, twist, back, vacillate, veering, retreat, edit, abridge, wind, cut, rationalize, kink, slue, back away, vary, dilute, cut back, trim back, ignore, trend, burn, oscillate, rationalise, slew, scatter, contract, edit out, swing, hesitate, hack, draw back, thin out, geld, veer, trim down, wheel.
So I ordered Richardot, who is quite aware of your Majesty's secret intentions, from which we shall not swerve one jot, to show it privately to Croft, and afterwards to Dr. Dale, but without allowing a copy of it to be taken."- "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
The Emperor ought to be aware that no human consideration, no regard for his realms, nothing in the world which could be represented or risked, would cause him to swerve by a single hair's breadth from his path in the matter of religion.- "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
- "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.