Usage examples for inwards

  1. With mind intent and senses all turned inwards, he marched past her like a figure in a dream, and like a figure in a dream she saw him go. – The Man Whom the Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood
  2. The troops on each wing were told that when the Romans had driven in this part of the line and were so become partly enclosed, that each wing must turn inwards, and attack them in the flank and rear and endeavour to surround them. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  3. Six or eight chairs are placed in a circle, the backs turned inwards. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  4. From each angle of the inferior side ran a line of buildings lower than the rest, turning inwards again at their further end, and forming within them a spacious open court, within which resounded an echo of astonishing clearness. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  5. Tuiren then walked from the house with the messenger, but when they had gone a short distance Uct Dealv drew a hazel rod from beneath her cloak and struck it on the queen's shoulder, and on the instant Tuiren's figure trembled and quivered, and it began to whirl inwards and downwards, and she changed into the appearance of a hound. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  6. It slanted inwards here however, and she set herself to achieve the ascent with more assurance. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  7. The fruit is a bunch of ten or twelve plantains, each a span long, and as thick as a man's wrist, somewhat crooked or bending inwards. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  8. The cameras were hard at work, and a large crowd of people pressed inwards towards the pit as the moment drew near. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  9. I'm serious as lead in yore inwards. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  10. But his grief seemed to strike inwards like a frost; he stiffened and got up, and went forward. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  11. He went back to Redlands over the cliffs, entering his own grounds by a low wire fence, and thence turning inwards towards the garden. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. The solicitous warning of one passing inwards and the complication occasioned by his ill- chosen words. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  13. So, the outside world having left him for the present, he was turned inwards on himself. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. Lay this shield on the earth before us, its hollow upwards, and someone bring me the victim's inwards. – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  15. The lock still held; but, as I threw my whole weight on the door, the panel against which I leaned gave way and broke inwards with a loud, crashing sound, which echoed through the empty house, and might almost have been heard in the street outside. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. They formed a circle, facing inwards, their arms intertwined. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett