The bus is heading toward town.
She took a step toward the door.
They live out towards the edge of town.
We're thinking of taking a vacation towards the end of the month.
Efforts toward peace have been largely unsuccessful.
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As the pressure has mounted, Paul and Ally have moved toward and away from each other.
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Middle English toward, from Old English tōweard facing, imminent, from tō, preposition, to + -weard -ward
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
The first known use of toward was
before the 12th century