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  1. Also man·wards. toward humankind: The church directed its attention manward as well as heavenward.
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  1. directed toward humankind.
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Origin of manward

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at man1, -ward
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Examples from the Web for manward

Historical Examples of manward

  • The compassion was the manward expression of the passion for the Father.

    Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

    S. D. Gordon

  • There are two relations that we hold: one Godward, and the other manward.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882

    The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle

  • I have spoken of sacrifice as one of the two outward, manward traits of His character.

  • And the first step into the realm of giving is a like surrender--not manward, but Godward: an utter yielding of our best.

    Parables of the Cross

    I. Lilias Trotter

  • "Intuition, on the manward side of it at least, doesn't go," he was saying with half-boyish candor.