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Godward

adverb God·ward \ ˈgädwə(r)d \
variants: or Godwards \-)dz\

Definition of Godward

1 :with reference to God
  • you are the most temperate man Godward and the most intemperate yourselfward
  • —Jonathan Swift
2 :toward God
  • as if, being in the world, their tendency was Godward
  • —Elizabeth B. Browning
  • any heart, turned Godwards, feels more joy in one short hour of prayer
  • —P. J. Bailey

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Origin and Etymology of godward

Middle English godward, from god + -ward


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Godward

adjective \ " \

Definition of Godward

:directed or tending toward God
  • the student of theological questions is actually living either a Godward or a godless life
  • —Walter Moberly

First Known Use of godward

1685


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