southwardly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

southward +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

southwardly (comparative more southwardly, superlative most southwardly)

  1. southwards, towards the south
    • 1850, William Cullen Bryant, Letters of a Traveller[1]:
      As we proceeded southwardly, the temperature grew milder, and the day closed with a calm and pleasant sunset.
    • 1916, H. G. Wells, What is Coming?[2]:
      The Scandinavian peoples have developed a tendency to an extra-European outlook, to look west and east rather than southwardly, to be pacifist and progressive in a manner essentially American.
    • 2000 June 16, John G. Lyon, “The Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System”, in Science[3], volume 288, number 5473, DOI:10.1126/science.288.5473.1987, pages 1987-1991:
      Dungey (7 ) first sketched the consequences for an interplanetary (solar wind) magnetic field (IMF) that was oppositely directed (southwardly) from the generally northward terrestrial field.

Adjective[edit]

southwardly (comparative more southwardly, superlative most southwardly)

  1. southwards, towards the south