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adv. & adj.
Toward or at one side.

side′wards (-wərdz) adv.
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directed or moving towards one side
towards one side
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(ˈsaɪd wərd)

1. directed or moving toward one side.
2. Also, side′wards. toward one side.
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Adv.1.sideward - toward one side; "turn the figure sideward"
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References in classic literature ?
And they are the prettiest attitudes and movements into which a pretty girl is thrown in making up butter--tossing movements that give a charming curve to the arm, and a sideward inclination of the round white neck; little patting and rolling movements with the palm of the hand, and nice adaptations and finishings which cannot at all be effected without a great play of the pouting mouth and the dark eyes.
"They're there, all right," Skipper confided to him; and Jerry, with a sideward glance of smiling eyes, with a bobbing of his tail and a quick love-flattening of his ears, turned his nose shoreward again and resumed his reading of the jungle tale that was wafted to him on the light fans of the stifling and almost stagnant air.
"Don't I?" she glowed, with a flirt of the head sideward and a white flash of teeth.
The responses recorded during the present study were foot movements (i.e., moving one or both feet upward or sideward), head movements (i.e., moving the head backward or sideward), finger mouthing (i.e., bringing fingers into or over the mouth), and object contact (i.e., bringing one or both hands in contact with objects).
The flaneur's life consists of "dilatory, sideward movements" that may produce important moments of reflection, but that could also be perceived as, at best, moments of deferral, at worst, wasted moments of doing nothing (242).
The sideward drift (that I had not picked up) caused the mainmount to depart, directly exposing the skin, as well as numerous antennae and other fragile components to the concrete.
In few cases, it is possible to recognize traces of sideward development of the cliffs by cryoplanation (see above), the shape of most of the outcrops, however, is strongly influenced by the structure of the rock, particularly the joint systems.
Lateral growth The sideward or horizontal (rather than upward) growth of a plant.
In flight they fly with necks and legs extended, and in the water they feed with elegant sideward sweeps of their bill.
While they attracted some sideward glances as they went on their now famous shopping sprees, there is no doubt that they are producing top-class racehorses, although not at the same rate as Coolmore.
The height of the saddle-type chair was calculated by decreasing 1 cm from the highest point on the rear end of the seat (curved, with sideward buckle).
It was Blake again who played a sideward header into Peter Whittingham's path and his volley just went wide.