onward

[ on-werd, awn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF onward
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ONWARD

Our supreme task is the resumption of our onward, normal way.

This is the hope that beckons us onward in this century of trial.

And we are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.

A long way round was now the only road, for onward he must go—on—on.

Onward he strolled for a long time, but other adventure he found not.

A new idea had just impelled Claude onward through the crowd.

Woe to that one among the nations which halted in its onward march!

If his boat were not so frail and his arms were stronger, by pressing on and onward he could escape.

This onward trick of nature is too strong for us: Pero si muove.

But we still continued to hope, and to cheer each other onward.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from on + -ward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s-, is attested from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ONWARD

ahead

adverbin front or advance of
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