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westwardly

[west-werd-lee] /ˈwɛst wərd li/
adjective
1.
having a westward direction or situation:
the westwardly migration of the 1850s.
adverb
2.
toward the west.
Origin of westwardly
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20; westward + -ly
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  • Upwards, and onwards, and steering ever a westwardly course.

  • The centre of the district mentioned is the westwardly flowing part of the Colorado.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • The railway carries us westwardly to Ameca, a picturesque town, and thence the saddle is our means of conveyance.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Wind northerly and westwardly; thermometer as on the 3d, 4th, and 5th; but the air does not feel to be as cold as those days.

  • It extends eastwardly and westwardly, and the "Lion's Head" is first seen as you approach from the eastward.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas W. Hastings Macaulay
  • westwardly his range does not extend to this side of the Indus river, and how far north in Asia is uncertain.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The claim to a westwardly extension to those seas was thus early asserted, as part, not of Louisiana, but of New France.

    The Oregon Territory Travers Twiss
  • Moving on westwardly, the next point reached is Morristown, the second stage station west of Wheeling.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • The next island in point of size, and the most westwardly of the group, is that called the Inaccessible.

  • That done, Peter walked northwardly and westwardly, till he had nearly reached the river front.

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