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Wiktionary

  1. towardsadverb

    In the direction of something (indicated by context).

  2. towardspreposition

    Variant of toward.

  3. Etymology: From. See -s#Etymology 3

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toward, Towardsadverb

    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.

  2. Toward, Towardsprep.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towards

    in the direction of; to

  2. Towards

    with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning

  3. Towards

    tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of

  4. Towards

    near; about; approaching to

  5. Towardsadverb

    near; at hand; in state of preparation

  6. Towards

    see Toward

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'towards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #289

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'towards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #676

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of towards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of towards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of towards in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Atwood:

    For years and years people were saying will there be a sequel, please write a sequel, tell us what happened, and I always said I can't do that, but then a couple of things happened. Instead of going away from Gilead as I thought had been happening in the 1990s, we started going back towards Gilead in a number of places in the world including United States.

  2. Liora Rez:

    By having his anti-Semitic history and his current hatred that he so easily spews towards Jews. I don't think there's a person in America that right now wouldn't equate Farrakhan with anti-Semitic bigotry, homophobic bigotry, misogynistic bigotry.

  3. Pope Francis:

    The Church is the home that accepts everyone and refuses no one ... the greater the sin, the greater the love that the Church should show towards those who convert.

  4. The Israeli army:

    During the riots, IDF soldiers fired selectively towards two main instigators and hits were confirmed.

  5. John J. Ferguson:

    I suppose that the nearer a conception comes towards finality, the nearer the dynamic relation out of which this concept arose, inevitably draws to a close. So it may be surmised, on one hand, to know is to lose. It may be argued, then, tis better to be ignorant, and blissful!

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