Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Alternative form of bedward.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • When Elspeth pouted those red lips, and heaved her remarkable bosom in a sigh, my thoughts always galloped bedwards, and she knew it.

    The Sky Writer

  • The last time I was spotted Thursday night was outside the hotel, smoking at 1: 30 in the morning, then staggering away bedwards with a weeble-like sway, which was a matter of much concern to those who saw me (they obviously don't know me well enough).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Besides, it was getting late, and my decent harpooneer ought to be home and going bedwards.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • It would be necessary, I found, to oust two or three bare-knees who had marked them for their own, but that could easily be done, if, as was unlikely to be the case, they were sober enough at night to crawl bedwards.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • He indicated my simple tasks, and without more ado set off at an amble bedwards.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • I had written thus far, and was about to rise to go off bedwards when, through the window before me, I saw the heavy pall of July cloud suddenly part a little, and a big star shine through.

    The Home and the World

  • I read of mornings -- the same old books over and over again, having no command of new ones; walk with my great black dog of an afternoon, and at evening sit with open windows, up to which China-roses climb, with my pipe, while the blackbirds and thrushes begin to rustle bedwards in the garden, and the nightingale to have the neighbourhood to herself.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • "'-- And when the old bookseller with some grumbling opened his shop, and by the twinkling taper (for he was setting bedwards) lighted out the relic from his dusty treasures -- and when you lugged it home, wishing it were twice as cumbersome --'"

    The Hills of Hingham

  • Milton ate bedwards were the heralds of dreams diviner than he freighted with magnificent verse.

    Impressions and Comments

  • Finally when I stepped within, I was glad to find that there had been a general movement bedwards, and in the next half-hour the last of the roysterers had succumbed to slumber.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.