churchward


churchward

churchward [church-werd] ExamplesWord Origin adverb

  1. Also church·wards. toward the church.

adjective

  1. directed toward the church: a churchward summons.

Origin of churchward First recorded in 1325–75, churchward is from the Middle English word chircheward. See church, -ward Examples from the Web for churchward Historical Examples of churchward

  • And Churchward trusted him, because he said that he reminded him of his dead brother.

    The Torch and Other Tales

    Eden Phillpotts

  • It is a pity we have no chimes of bells, to give the churchward summons, at home.

    Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The antiquity of the office of church-warden is shown by the existence of the surname Churchward.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Consul Churchward states with precision that the document was sold by a scribe for thirty-six dollars.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • It was “like the old days of his own consulate,” writes Churchward.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)

    Robert Louis Stevenson

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