homeward-bound love


from The 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.

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  • adj. oriented toward home


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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