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onward

adverb
variants: also onwards

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1 toward a point ahead in space or time
  • we must continue to move onward, or we will die in this desert

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2 toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time
  • work on the project has been continuing onward at a steady pace

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The first known use of onward was in the 15th century

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“Onward.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/onward. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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