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earthward

[urth-werd] /ˈɜrθ wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, earthwards. toward the earth.
adjective
2.
directed toward the earth.
Origin of earthward
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, earthward is from the Middle English word ertheward. See earth, -ward
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  • You cannot conceive it; it could not be done, the earthward hold is so strong.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • One of her training too—suspended in mid air—not an earthward glance.

  • In another moment a score of willing hands were tugging it earthward.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • There is light, even from the earthward side, upon this dark river, love!

    Jessamine

    Marion Harland
  • Can woman with her immortality be happy when its drawings are all earthward?

  • We had partly circled the Moon so as now to approach it from the earthward side.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • Thus "earthward," and not heavenward, "all things" in the family of the drunkard have a tendency.

  • The monk's watery eyes were rolled upward in pious disapproval, before he turned them earthward with a sigh of resignation.

    The Ward of King Canute Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • It was no desire for a purer justice or wiser laws that hurried Ithuriel earthward.

    The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France
  • Aiming it toward the stars, opposite earth, its reactive blasts shoved me earthward, thanks to Newton.

    Shipwreck in the Sky Eando Binder
British Dictionary definitions for earthward

earthward

/ˈɜːθwəd/
adjective
1.
directed towards the earth
adverb
2.
a variant of earthwards
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