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  • adv. toward death
  • adj. which leads toward death

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward death.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward death.

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  • Yea, but what then? albeit all this were thus,
    And soul smote soul and left it ruinous,
    And love led love as eyeless men lead men,
    Through chance by chance to deathward
    —Swinburne, Tristram of Lyonesse

    Actually an instance of the circumfix to ...-ward.

    July 15, 2008