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See also: -ward
- Forming adverbs denoting course or direction to, or motion or tendency toward, as in "backwards", "towards", etc.
- The choice between -ward and -wards is individual or dialectal; both are widely used.
- Adverbs ending in -wards (Anglo-Saxon -weardes) and some other adverbs, such as besides, betimes, since Old English sithens, etc., originated as genitive forms used adverbially.