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[uh-doun] /əˈdaʊn/
adverb, preposition, Archaic.
down1 .
Origin of adown
before 1000; Middle English adoun, Old English of dūne off the hill. See a-2, down2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As Nathos and Deirdre played, of a sudden was a cry heard from adown the shore.

    Celtic Tales Louey Chisholm
  • adown the street, there is a glimpse of the hills outside of Florence.

  • Giles is coming now, adown the way with a stranger; is this Mr. Weston?

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
  • adown this Lance cautiously lowered himself—how cautiously and anxiously!

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • I say, let me float on adown the quiet stream of insignificance.

    The Cruise of the Frolic W.H.G. Kingston
  • adown the doorward stair of stone There cometh a woman all alone.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • But even as he falls it is plain that he will drag his opponent after him adown the precipice.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • How many a one adown the centuries has re-echoed the same sad note!

    Of Six Medival Women Alice Kemp-Welch
  • And all adown either wall, unneeded but undisbanded, the scouts remained.

    Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
  • There is also a beautiful view from the mansion, adown the Kennebec.

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