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  • adv. Eastward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eastward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. toward the east


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  • The extension eastwards, which is given in map E. with this chapter, took place chiefly during the fourteenth century when Rouen was rapidly growing to be the second town in the kingdom.

    The Story of Rouen

  • With a last glance at the unhappy man to whom I had grown attached in a way during our time of joint captivity and trial, I took the arm of the old Hottentot, or rather leant upon his shoulder, for at first I felt too weak to walk by myself, and picked my path with him through the stones and skeletons of elephants across the plateau eastwards, that is, away from the lake.

    The Ivory Child

  • Jerusalem, 'and our own' going up to London, 'always figured a journey eastwards, that is, directed towards the Euphrates or Tigris, or to any part of Asia from Greece as tending _upwards_.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

  • Senchan then spoke to his pupils to know which of them would go into the countries of _Letha_ to learn the _Táin_ which the _Sai_ had taken 'eastwards' after the

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • "ivan, i am sure you have realised that the majority of the crowds go 'eastwards'. we go kinda 'westwards'" that's one of the reasons why i never mention to friends any of these stuff i have seen cos 'the chances of them knowing it is SLIM. so anyway, that's all the hit me today. got to get back to some revision. drawn at 17: 00

    overthefence Diary Entry

  • At mag 1.4, Mars is between Castor and Pollux in brightness and improves to mag 1.3 by the month's end as it draws closer and tracks eastwards into Cancer.

    Starwatch: the September night sky

  • On Wednesday, a line of supercell thunderstorms moved eastwards over Germany and Austria, then continued across the Czech Republic and Poland overnight.

    Weatherwatch: global round-up

  • True, the distribution may have shifted eastwards since the Kyoto protocol – but that is partly because the west increasingly imports its manufactured goods.

    Global warming: Bleaker and bleaker | Editorial

  • With a very moist air mass ahead of this from the Gulf of Mexico, an eastwards moving line of severe thunderstorms was generated across the Mississippi Valley.

    Weatherwatch: Blizzards in Bucharest, tornadoes in Arkansas

  • But instead of using that opportunity to create a new security architecture in Europe, Nato expanded eastwards as the military anchor for democracy promotion.

    United States as a global power: new world disorder | Editorial


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