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toward and froward


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  • "Now, saith the tale, after Sir Gawaine departed, he rode many journeys, both toward and froward."

    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 8, 2009

  • This is very interesting, because pronouncing it makes it clear it is "to-ward and fro-ward", each pronounced with two syllables, and giving us the etymology of toward. It is rather a simple etymology, but due to its prepositional nature, I never thought about it.

    September 9, 2009

  • going to and fro.

    May 7, 2015