Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bound or destined for home: said especially of vessels returning from a foreign country, or of persons returning home by sea.
- adj. oriented toward home
“I've commuted between Rosslyn and Tysons Corner for years and am constantly amazed at the rare cooperation among drivers on the homeward-bound leg as the traffic converges onto eastbound Interstate 66 from the Dulles Toll Road extension.”
“In the fall of the year, the W.H. Willis started up the Yukon with two hundred homeward-bound pilgrims on board.”
“Her decks were piled high with freight and baggage, and swarmed with a heterogeneous company of Indians, dogs, and dog-mushers, prospectors, traders, and homeward-bound gold - seekers.”
“Thousands of foreign troops had left, at that time being homeward-bound Russians, of course.”
“Also important is logging which pathogens humans might be carrying at launch, so that if someone gets sick on the way back from a theoretical future trip to Mars, NASA can quickly determine whether it's a garden-variety human bug or some new kind of Martian flu turning a homeward-bound space vehicle into a "plague ship.”
“The stubborn, reliable muscle of his willpower crumbled, leaving him outraged and a little lost in the wide, wintry land he had trod through and tilled all his life, like a homeward-bound sailor who finds himself upon an unknown sea.”
“A small AAF support unit arrived soon thereafter, anticipating heavy use of the newly won field by homeward-bound bombers.”
“Alexander Mann's homeward-bound hop-pickers, husband and wife, are straight out of Millet compare with the Millet conveniently hung nearby.”
“It went off the homeward-bound flight pattern he'd punched out about ten minutes after he'd taken off after his New Baltimore visit to Karla Maxfield.”
“A stream of recent data has indicated that both skilled and unskilled immigrants from Latin America and elsewhere are homeward-bound due to the U.S. economy.”
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