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adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the west.
A westward direction, point, or region.

west′ward·ly adv. & adj.
west′wards adv.
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(ˈwɛst wərd li)

adj., adv.
toward the west; westward.
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References in classic literature ?
On the 24th, the travellers took final leave of the Sweet Water, and keeping westwardly, over a low and very rocky ridge, one of the most southern spurs of the Wind River Mountains, they encamped, after a march of seven hours and a half, on the banks of a small clear stream, running to the south, in which they caught a number of fine trout.
But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away; and there flows a ruddier light through the blood-coloured panes; and the blackness of the sable drapery appals; and to him whose foot falls upon the sable carpet, there comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peal more solemnly emphatic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote gaieties of the other apartments.
North Westwardly from Indian Hill, about nine miles as the crow flies, is Macarger's Gulch.
A short westwardly walk from the hospital would have brought Watson to the fabled Bazaar of Storytellers or the Kissa Khani Bazaar (6).
save and except the area described as follows: beginning at the southwest corner of the Atlantic Beach on the Atlantic Ocean (the southwest corner of the property known as the Hoffman Property) thence running westwardly with the Atlantic Ocean waters to a point on the ocean two miles from the beginning thence northwardl and parallel with the west line of the Atlantic Beach to the waters of Bogue Sound to the northwest corner of the Atlantic beach thence with that line which is the east line of the Hoffman property to the beginning
The beginning of "Wessex Heights" is misleading then, as the first lines establish a voice set on conditional time, neither assigned to past nor present but firmly planted in a physical place: There are some heights in Wessex, shaped as if by a kindly hand For thinking, dreaming, dying on, and at crises when I stand, Say, on Ingpen Beacon eastward, or on Wylls-Neck westwardly, I seem where I was before my birth, and after death may be.
I was born in the place on a slope few see that falls westwardly
It once spanned a slough that drained water westwardly into the Willamette River.