Definitions

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  • adj. Into the past; moving backwards in time.
  • adv. Into the past; moving backwards in time.

Etymologies

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past +‎ -ward

Examples

  • For the past twenty-five years, I have lived in America, first as a reluctant transplanted Iranian always looking pastward, and later, as an exile reconciled with the chronic condition that exile always brings -- most notably an arthritic heart.

    Roya Hakakian: The Feast and Famine of Iran Coverage in U.S. Media

  • But the pastward-time-travel analogy is an interesting one that perhaps deserves further consideration.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Kenmuir found his imagination slipping pastward, as if he could see her then.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Not for the first time-not for the first time-Kenmuir's mind withdrew pastward, blindly casting about for whatever clues might lie buried in history.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • In the end he said good-by, neither of us sure we would come together again; and he drove his rented car to the city airport, and caught his flight to Istanbul, and went pastward with what I had given him, and was captured by the Eyrie men.

    There Will Be Time

  • He went pastward to a happier year, took a night's lodging, forced himself to eat a hearty supper and get a lot of sleep.

    There Will Be Time

  • Then I went pastward tifi I found a chance to read that telegram-oh, God.

    There Will Be Time

  • Instead, he made his pastward visits vacations from his studies at our state university.

    There Will Be Time

  • Havig slipped pastward -- a night when the family slept at peace under God -- to gasp air and let the sweat stop spurting, the limbs stop shaking.

    Two in Time

  • Then I went pastward till I found a chance to read that telegram -- oh, God.

    Two in Time

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