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adjective as in northerly

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adjective as in northern

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It also passes through the plane of the solar system out between Uranus and Saturn while heading northward on the way inbound.

High temperatures of up to 110°F are forecast for inland portions of Southern California, northward into the Central Valley, and even stretching toward portions of the San Francisco Bay area and northern parts of the state.

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Its movements northward and eastward for this part of its tracked swim are marked off in 50-meter increments in this diagram, while its depth is marked off in 200-meter increments.

For decades, single adults — particularly men — dominated the flows northward into the United States, but the number of families and minors traveling without their parents has increased substantially in recent years.

Using that timeline, the team found that the creatures’ northward push coincides with a dramatic decrease in CO2, which may have removed climate-related barriers, the team reports February 15 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Going northward would antagonize Iraqi Sunnis, whom Washington and Baghdad are currently wooing.

Shifting all the supplies northward would be an enormous expense, even if those countries would allow it.

Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.

He had received to the peace some complaisant Scots whose lands or dwellings lay on his northward route.

The furnace where the Khamsîn brewed in distant Nubia sent its warnings in advance; it was slowly travelling northward.

On the 22nd September at daylight after a passage of twenty-five days we saw Roderigues, five or six leagues to the northward.

The group consists of several islands; it is separated from the next to the northward by a channel five miles wide.

The most convenient watering-place is near the centre of the beach, a little to the northward of the highest hills.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to northward, such as: arctic, north, northern, and polar.

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