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-ways

suff.
In a specified way, manner, direction, or position: sideways.

[Middle English, from weies, wais, in such a way, from Old English weges : weg, way; see way + -es, gen. sing. suff.; see -s3.]
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-ways

suffix forming adverbs
indicating direction or manner: sideways.
[Old English weges, literally: of the way, from weg way]
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ways

(weɪz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
[Middle English weyes, Old English weges, genitive singular of weg way1]

-ways

a suffix appearing in adverbs: always; sideways.
[Middle English]
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