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Godward

[god-werd] /ˈgɒd wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, Godwards. toward God.
adjective
2.
directed toward God.
Origin of Godward
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at God, -ward
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  • But you are in God's keeping, and Godward should you ever look in danger and in trouble.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Something in them was open to heaven, something which urged them Godward.

    The Pursuit of God A. W. Tozer
  • But it finds its expression in worship, for worship is the Godward aspect of life.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • It is the only way to keep the spirit Godward through them all.'

  • And the reason is not far to find; a double reason, Godward and Satanward.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • That is the test of the child's religion: Is he growing Godward in life, action, character?

  • A worthy New England deacon once described a brother in the church as a very good man Godward, but rather hard man-ward.

  • But when occasion requires, the reply to speech Godward comes in the shape of a voice.

    With God in the World Charles H. Brent
  • We treat it as personal property, and the personal looks selfward rather than Godward.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
  • The current of his being had been turned Godward, and in him, though he knew it not, Bert had won the first star for his crown.

    Bert Lloyd's Boyhood J. McDonald Oxley

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