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How to use -wards in a sentence
She still wants indentured servants—excuse me, wards—to run the hospital for her, and she still wants power over all of them.The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End | Melissa Leon | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Assertions of dominance over the wards, Dr. Edwards, and the other officers are pretty much all she has left.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale | Melissa Leon | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The likes of Coffman are “probably” already halfway wards of the state anyhow.
The children teased my parents about their budding romance and my parents, in turn, fell in love with their tiny wards.
The focus was on health care workers treating people in the isolation wards.
Yet what an angry, disgusted woman I was when I went over this road before, lawsuit-wards, so to speak.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Many of the Royalists had fled to the hospitals, where, in the wards of infection, they shared the beds of the dead and the dying.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
There is to be no sovereign power, great or small, other than American, and tribal wards are to supersede dattoships.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
And he said to me: This chamber, which looketh toward the south shall be for the priests that watch in the wards of the temple.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
In his capacity of Indian agent Walter Lowell often had occasion to scan the business deals of his more progressive wards.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for -wards
indicating direction towards: a step backwards; to sail shorewards Compare -ward
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