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towards


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toward  \To"ward\,  Towards  \To"wards\,  prep.[AS.  ?  impending, 
  imminent,  future,  toward,  ?  towards.  See  {To},  and  -{ward}, 
  {wards}.] 
  1.  In  the  direction  of  to 
 
  He  set  his  face  toward  the  wilderness.  --Num.  xxiv. 
  1. 
 
  The  waves  make  towards"  the  pebbled  shore.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  With  direction  to  in  a  moral  sense  with  respect  or 
  reference  to  regarding;  concerning. 
 
  His  eye  shall  be  evil  toward  his  brother.  --Deut. 
  xxviii.  54. 
 
  Herein  do  I  exercise  myself,  to  have  always  a 
  conscience  void  of  offense  toward  God,  and  toward 
  men.  --Acts  xxiv. 
  16. 
 
  3.  Tending  to  in  the  direction  of  in  behalf  of 
 
  This  was  the  first  alarm  England  received  towards 
  any  trouble.  --Clarendom. 
 
  4.  Near  about  approaching  to 
 
  I  am  toward  nine  years  older  since  I  left  you 
  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Towards  \To"wards\,  prep.  &  adv 
  See  {Toward}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toward  \To"ward\,  Towards  \To"wards\  adv 
  Near  at  hand;  in  state  of  preparation. 
 
  Do  you  hear  sught,  sir,  of  a  battle  toward  ?  --Shak. 
 
  We  have  a  trifling  foolish  banquet  Towards.  --Shak.