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[sahyd-werd] /ˈsaɪd wərd/
directed or moving toward one side.
Also, sidewards. toward one side.
Origin of sideward
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at side1, -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No sideward glance they cast nor backward did Margaret ever look.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • He saw it all with a sideward glance, his attention on the prowler.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • Tam Wylie probed him slyly, with a sideward glimmer in his eye.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • Cicely demanded, indicating the nurse with a sideward wave of her head.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • He gazed at her villainously, out of sideward, blood-shot eyes.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Under these eyes Mary Makebelieve's walk became afflicted with a sideward bias which jolted her against her companion.

    Mary, Mary James Stephens
  • The Deacon grew uncomfortable beneath his sideward, estimating eye.

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • With sideward head she stood some seconds, smiling; and she sighed: "My name is Rachel—"

    The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel
  • I again mounted the ass, but found my sideward and unsupported seat only maintainable by a gymnastic of the severest order.

    From the Oak to the Olive Julia Ward Howe
  • A sideward glance told Lennon that his deadly play had not been heeded by Slade and the Navahos.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for sideward


directed or moving towards one side
towards one side
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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