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{ To"ward, To"wards } (?), prep.[AS. &unr_; impending, imminent, future, toward, &unr_; towards. See To, and -ward, wards.] 1. In the direction of; to.
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He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.
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The waves make towards" the pebbled shore. Shak.
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2. With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.
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His eye shall be evil toward his brother. Deut. xxviii. 54.
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Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men. Acts xxiv. 16.
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3. Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.
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This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble. Clarendom.
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4. Near; about; approaching to.
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I am toward nine years older since I left you. Swift.
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{ To"ward, To"wards } adv. Near; at hand; in state of preparation.
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Do you hear sught, sir, of a battle toward ? Shak.
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We have a trifling foolish banquet Towards. Shak.
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To"ward (?), a. [AS. &unr_;. See Toward, prep.] 1. Approaching; coming near.His toward peril.” Spenser.
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2. Readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth.
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3. Ready to act; forward; bold; valiant.
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Why, that is spoken like a toward prince. Shak.
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