- Towards the west: the journey covers eight time zones in a westward directionMore example sentences
- Rabaul was crossed off the list of invasion targets; its neutralization by air was to be completed by May 1944, followed by MacArthur's westward advance towards the Vogelkop peninsula of New Guinea.
- Sweden attempted to take advantage of this by blocking Russia's attempted westward expansion towards the Baltic.
- The war enhanced American power vis-à-vis Indian tribes in the West and South and thus set the stage for westward expansion after 1815.
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- (also westwards) In a westerly direction: a track leads westwards through the glenMore example sentences
- And the ocean currents tend to drift westwards on the northern side.
- The avian flu is believed to have moved westwards into central and western Europe as more than 15,000 mute swans fled an unusually cold spell in the Black Sea region.
- Edmund and Garrett led the Cavalry westwards a few days later.
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- A direction or region towards the west: he sees a light to the westwardMore example sentences
- To the westward, but on their left instead of their right, tombs of great antiquity passed by their gaze.
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- The first appearance of Vernedia in lower Cenomanian rocks of Oregon implies that the genus migrated westwardly across the Pacific into the Old World Tethyan province.
- He did not recommend driving westwardly as it was feared a large volume of water would be tapped.
- Thence proceeding westwardly along the south bank of the Cornwallis River to the point of commencement.
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