- toward or in the van or front.
Origin of vanward
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Examples from the Web for vanward
In the vanward, or vanguard; misprinted "vanward" in some editions.The Lady of the Lake
Sir Walter Scott
The vanward flights of twirling flakes came on then, as if suddenly unleashed, the wind sprang up, and the great fight began.A Dream of the North Sea
This was now the battle-road of the Host, and the vanward entered it at once, turning their backs upon the Shivering Flood.The Roots of the Mountains
A man should be only partially before his time—to be completely to the vanward in aspirations is fatal to fame.Return of the Native
With them go certain other Bavarians; accompanying or preceding, as in the Vanward case.
- in or towards the front
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