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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Definitions for whitherward

  1. Archaic. toward what place; in what direction.

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Citations for whitherward
West, West! Whitherward point hope and prophet- fingers, whitherward at sunset kneel all worshipers of fire, whitherward in mid-ocean the great whales turn to die, whitherward face all the Moslem dead in Persia, whitherward lie Heaven and Hell! Herman Melville, Mardi: And Voyage Thither, 1849
...the only question now was, Whitherward to vanish, in what hole to hide oneself! Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, 1837
Origin of whitherward
Whitherward comes from Old English hwinder + -weard meaning "toward where?"