Definitions

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  • noun Christianity Obsolete spelling of churchwarden.
  • adverb Towards a church.

Etymologies

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A contraction of churchwarden, in turn from Old English cyrce weard a "churchwarden" or "sacristan".

Examples

  • And as they searched his chamber they found in a chest two shirts of hair made full of great knots, and then they said: Certainly he was a good man; and coming down into the churchward they began to dread and fear that the ground would not have borne them, and were marvellously aghast, but they supposed that the earth would have swallowed them all quick.

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  • She was taking her way churchward, but at no very quick pace; a fact not lost on one other observers, who stood in the doorway looking after her with an air of puzzled amusement.

    The House of Mirth

  • She was taking her way churchward, but at no very quick pace; a fact not lost on one other observers, who stood in the doorway looking after her with an air of puzzled amusement.

    The House of Mirth

  • She was taking her way churchward, but at no very quick pace; a fact not lost on one other observers, who stood in the doorway looking after her with an air of puzzled amusement.

    The House of Mirth

  • On approaching the Moravian chapel we observed the negroes, wending their way churchward, from the surrounding estates, along the roads leading into town.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • In the midst of it, I saw the person who had passed me as I examined the envelope coming up the street churchward.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • Besides, Mrs. Tutts had turned her talents churchward and now ruled the church choir with an iron hand.

    The Lady Doc

  • It expressed all the rest, and you saw the excellent, pious woman go pick her steps churchward among the puddles, while Jeannette, the cook, in a high white cap, marched before her in sabots with a lantern.

    The Théâtre Francais

  • The wedding-train forms again and moves churchward in wake of King and bride and groom.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Still, the churchward road lay in the direction of many of the homesteads and she saw herself mentally proceeding there, resplendent.

    Arabella

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