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landward

[land-werd] /ˈlænd wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, landwards. toward the land or interior.
adjective
2.
lying, facing, or tending toward the land or away from the coast.
3.
being in the direction of the land:
a landward breeze.
Origin of landward
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see land, -ward
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  • landwards the hills like piles of ash in the moonlight, and far away a cloudy inkling of mountains.

    Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos
  • landwards, the loop of railway round the Frisian peninsula would form the line of communication in rear of the seven streams.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • The hurl of the sea is landwards, and their life-belts will float them.

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3 William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for landwards

landwards

/ˈlændwədz/
adverb
1.
towards land

landward

/ˈlændwəd/
adjective
1.
lying, facing, or moving towards land
2.
in the direction of the land
adverb
3.
a variant of landwards
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