Definitions

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  • adv. By a leftward path; leftwards, leftwardly; anticlockwise, counterclockwise.
  • adj. Leftward, on the left side.

Etymologies

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left +‎ -wise

Examples

  • Hellenes carry the hand from the left to the right, the Egyptians do this from the right to the left; and doing so they say that they do it themselves rightwise and the Hellenes leftwise: and they use two kinds of characters for writing, of which the one kind is called sacred and the other common. 278 37.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Egyptians do this from the right to the left; and doing so they say that they do it themselves rightwise and the Hellenes leftwise: and they use two kinds of characters for writing, of which the one kind is called sacred and the other common.

    An Account of Egypt

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