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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
1150-1200
Whitherward comes from Old English hwinder + -weard meaning "toward where?"