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  • adverb Towards a house.


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house +‎ -ward


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  • "Let's ask mother if we can't go down to the beach before lunch!" she called out over her shoulder, starting houseward on a run.

    Keineth Jane Abbott

  • Peter moved reluctantly houseward, and Suzanna ended: "Isn't it fine that today was teachers 'meeting so we could have a holiday?"

    Suzanna Stirs the Fire Emily Calvin Blake

  • There was a flush on the old woman's face as she turned houseward -- also an afterglow.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn Miles Franklin 1916

  • Gray escorted her houseward in the midst of the festivities.

    The Firing Line 1899

  • Eileen, one bare arm around her brother's shoulders, strolled houseward across the lawn, switching the shaven sod with her tennis-bat.

    The Younger Set 1899

  • As we went houseward, the wind being again subsided, we were aware of a strong pattering noise about us in the night; and when we issued from the shelter of the trees, we found it raining smartly.

    Account of All That Passed on the Night on February 27th, 1757 1889

  • The reflection brought dimness to the man's hard blue eyes, and turned his steps houseward.

    Sisters Ada Cambridge 1885

  • Laughing at his own ancient witticism, Captain Lem started houseward with "Netty" in his arms, the little thing nestling down in them as if it knew it had found a friend.

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond 1876

  • He uttered the last sentence in a low tone, with a furtive glance houseward, and bearing himself with an air of great complacency.

    Dorothy's Travels Evelyn Raymond 1876

  • Now or ever the sun shone houseward, unto King Volsung's bed

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs William Morris 1865


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