Examples from the Web for vanward
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|James Runciman
Vanward, van′wawrd, adj. (rare) situated in or pertaining to the van or front.
With them go certain other Bavarians; accompanying or preceding, as in the Vanward case.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
In the vanward, or vanguard; misprinted "vanward" in some editions.The Lady of the Lake|Sir Walter Scott
A man should be only partially before his time: to be completely to the vanward in aspirations is fatal to fame.The Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy