Definitions

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  • adv. in a froward manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a froward manner; perversely; wilfully; disobediently.

Etymologies

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froward +‎ -ly

Examples

  • She looked "frowardly" on Protestants, "commanded her household to use all abominations at Easter," she herself communicated, "and it is supposed that after that day the devil took more violent and strong possession in her than he had before ...

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • After he was gone, Bishop Regalis with his priests and the inhabitants of his city took like oaths of loyalty, declaring ‘that they were in nothing guilty against their lords the kings, nor had they ever done frowardly to their prejudice; they were held in duress by the Bretons, and lay under a heavy yoke’.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » Episodes of Medieval Warfare from the History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours

  • For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • When we behave ourselves frowardly in our ways, God hides his face from us.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • What is it to behave ourselves frowardly in the ways of God?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • This is to walk frowardly with God, to walk uncomplyingly with providence.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • God to deal thus: "For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid me and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart."

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • May be there is not that readiness in us to comply with the will of God in all things which he expecteth from us; and if we walk frowardly, God will never be prevailed upon by our frowardness.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • But if, notwithstanding all our endeavours, and the application of means for their reducement, they continue to go on frowardly in their ways, then are we vexed at them, which includes an addition of anger and indignation unto our former sorrow or grief.

    Pneumatologia

  • And without this method should no one soul be ever spiritually refreshed under its dejections; for we are apt to behave ourselves frowardly, more or less, under the work of the Holy Ghost towards us.

    Pneumatologia

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