Definitions

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  • adverb towards the shore

Etymologies

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shore +‎ -wards

Examples

  • I avail to stop it nor turn it shorewards, till it stopped with me at a great and goodly city, grandly edified and containing much people.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hilo-wards, and for several months, spreading through the dense forests which belt the mountain, crept slowly shorewards, threatening this beautiful portion of Hawaii with the fate of the

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • I saw great fat men with their hair streaked with grey, balancing themselves on their narrow surf-boards, and riding the surges shorewards with as much enjoyment as if they were in their first youth.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Two or three athletes, who stood erect on their boards as they swept exultingly shorewards, were received with ringing cheers by the crowd.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • So they rode in majestically, always just ahead of the breaker, carried shorewards by its mighty impulse at the rate of forty miles an hour, yet seeming to have a volition of their own, as the more daring riders knelt and even stood on their surf-boards, waving their arms and uttering exultant cries.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The sea itself rolled shorewards more silently and lazily than usual.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The 30 day the winde Southeast, they wayed, and set saile to the Northeastwards: but the ship fell so on the side to the shorewards, that they were forced eftsoones to take in their saile, and ancre againe, from whence they neuer remoued her.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Ships -- three ships, and others heading shorewards behind them -- were coming into the deep harbour to westward.

    The Wicked Day

  • As far as she knew, he didn't even glance shorewards, but when he had had enough he came wading out, water dripping from him as he ran his hands over his wet head.

    Barefoot Bride

  • I thought finally that if I didn't accept that Arne was gone and get started shorewards, I was very likely going to drown on that spot.

    Slay Ride

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