- apt to learn; promising.
- docile; tractable.
- propitious; seasonable.
Origin of towardly
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Examples from the Web for towardly
My son Johnny was at the grammar school, and a towardly child.The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
I found him at present, of touchstone, with the countenance of a towardly brat, sleeping ill through indigestion.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal
Honest traders, thrifty lads, they are rubbing on't; towardly boys, every one strives to lie nearest the mistress.
But it is surprising, in apt and towardly youth, how much there is to commend in the first essays.Thoughts on Man
Docile and towardly during his seven- or nine-mile stage, he refused to perform more than his allotted task.Old Roads and New Roads
William Bodham Donne
- propitious or suitable
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