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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward or at the sun: a comet's sunward plunge; bathers facing sunward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Directed or turned toward the sun.
  • adv. In the direction of the sun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the sun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To or toward the sun.


sun +‎ -ward (Wiktionary)


  • And the children's souls which God is calling sunward

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  • And the children’s souls, which God is calling sunward,

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  • And the children's souls, which God is calling sunward,

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  • Across Earth's sunward face a riotous jungle is dominated by a single continent-spanning banyan tree.

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  • Miss Irwin repainted the roof in accordance with conventional perspective, thus spoiling the composition, which needed the angle of the roof to slope sunward.

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  • Even something as simple as fused regolith could be used to provide a thick sunward facing shield to protect a crew from the risk of a solar storm enroute to Mars.

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  • Pointing out sunward: — 'See!' he cried, 'the God,

    The Voyage of Magellan

  • Earth is round, but sailing sunward with my Master still I fare —

    The Voyage of Magellan

  • O Magellan! mighty Eagle, circling sunward lost in light,

    The Voyage of Magellan

  • So down and up and on they mounted,—the black beggar man and his cavalcade of Death and Pain, and then a space; and then a lone, black hound that nosed and whimpered as he ran, and then a space; and then the king of Yonder Kingdom in his robes, and then a space; and last the princess of the Hither Isles, with face set sunward and lovelight in her eyes.



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  • "Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds"
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008