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In the direction of something (indicated by context).
Variant of toward.
Etymology: From. See -s#Etymology 3
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Near; at hand; in a state of preparation.
Etymology: It is doubtful whether in this use the word be adverb or adjective.
What might be toward that this sweaty haste
Doth make the night joint labourer with the day. William Shakespeare.
Etymology: toward , Saxon.
He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.
The currents drive,
Tow’rds the retreating sea, their furious tide. John Milton.
We brought them to as great peace between themselves, as love towards us for having made the peace. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Repent you not,
As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,
Which sorrow’s always tow’rds ourselves, not heav’n? William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
His heart relented towards her. John Milton.
By our law, no good is to be left undone towards all, not the good of the tongue, the hand, the heart. Robert South, Sermons.
This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble, after it had enjoyed for so many years the most uninterrupted prosperity. Edward Hyde, b. ii.
I am towards nine years older since I left you. Jonathan Swift.
in the direction of; to
with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning
tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of
near; about; approaching to
near; at hand; in state of preparation
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Towards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #289
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Towards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #676
The numerical value of Towards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Towards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Towards in a Sentence
This is Coal India's biggest technological overhaul, and its impact would be in billions of dollars, the whole shift towards supplying quality coal to customers further increases the use of technology to avoid pilferage.
It is sobering to think that gold prices would need to fall to around $ 750 to bring prices in real terms back towards long run historical averages.
Response rates to DC-CIK which are not approved - and in fact to all current immunotherapy - are modest, patients coming towards the end of their life or having exhausted all treatment options should not be given false hope.
We are moving towards a worse situation and some of the areas going back to being besieged. Here I would like to mention for example Deir al-Zor city, this is now government-controlled but being besieged, with a population of 150,000.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström:
A more market-oriented economy is essential, what we have not seen yet is much focus towards putting those ideas into practice.
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