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  • adj. Towards the ground.


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  • This produces bolts that hop groundward from one pocket to the next.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Captain Dexter Ames, guiding the spaceship Discoverer out of gloomy canyon walls for a survey of the mystery planet Alpha Astra, wheeled eagerly when Doctor Phillips, his second in command, sputtered in amazement as he stared groundward through the powerful, squat telescope in the wing of the control cabin.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • He seeks landfall on the nearest planet where he finds a huge life-supporting shell surrounding it, a shell which has been damaged by alien attack, huge chunks of which have fallen groundward.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The ember on the cigarette glowed one final time, then fell groundward.

    The Woman in the Fifth

  • Not until his gaze turned groundward did the cowled figure see where she had flown.


  • Even as it issued this amazing announcement, one groundward-positioned image shifted and zoomed in to focus on a specific portion of the Pakktrinian ranks.

    Running from the Deity

  • With the parafoil deployed and stabilized, the bottom two-thirds of his penetrator slipped smoothly from his body, the reentry canister plummeting groundward.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • But a glance backward showed both pursuing repellers rocketing groundward as fast as their pilots could stand.

    Flinx's Folly

  • Why, he wasn't even directing his attention groundward, where one's gaze would be expected to be focused if he was hunting for some kind of den.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • Quicker than Oz could have considered it, Larry reached out and “accidentally” sent her books tumbling groundward.

    The Willow Files


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