from side to side

from side to side

Moving from left to right. The way the boat keeps swaying from side to side is making me nauseous.
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from side to side

moving first to one side and then to the other, repeatedly. The pendulum of the clock swings from side to side. The singers swayed from side to side as they sang.
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from ˌside to ˈside

moving to the left and then to the right: He shook his head slowly from side to side.The ship rolled from side to side.
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References in classic literature ?
You should accustom yourself, to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.
All this time the Sub-Warden was busy, with the Chancellor's help, shifting the papers from side to side, and pointing out to the Warden the place whew he was to sign.
The count and Simon galloped out of the wood and saw on their left a wolf which, softly swaying from side to side, was coming at a quiet lope farther to the left to the very place where they were standing.
The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
His eyes were constantly rolling apprehensively from side to side as now one and now another of the fierce pack chanced to wander near him, so that for the most of the time it was principally the whites that showed.
The prodigious strain upon the main-sail had parted the weather-sheet, and the tremendous boom was now flying from side to side, completely sweeping the entire after part of the deck.
He rolled his knotty eyes from side to side, taking a first wondering view of the world in which he had now so important an existence.
The obedient creature at once walked forward, rocking from side to side as he raised his feet from the ground.
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.
Swinging his bloody horns from side to side the beast cut a wide swath before him straight upward toward our seats.
Take down the sash-curtain, and let the string reach straight across the window from side to side.
Ambrose's worst suspicions were confirmed; she went down the passage lurching from side to side, and fending off the wall now with her right arm, now with her left; at each lurch she exclaimed emphatically, "Damn
These were motionless at first, but soon began to flicker more brightly and to sway slowly from side to side and then up and down.
As for the Lion, he sniffed the fresh air with delight and whisked his tail from side to side in pure joy at being in the country again, while Toto ran around them and chased the moths and butterflies, barking merrily all the time.