Usage examples for inwards

  1. So, the outside world having left him for the present, he was turned inwards on himself. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. They formed a circle, facing inwards their arms intertwined. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He felt his eyes turning inwards so that he could see into the middle of his body. – Moonshine & Clover by Laurence Housman
  9. 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
  10. Six or eight chairs are placed in a circle, the backs turned inwards – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  11. But the older dogs sometimes learn the trick: they then roll the hedgehog over with a paw, touching it gently, so as not to run the spines in, till the depression comes uppermost where the hedgehog has tucked his head inwards – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. She did not of course know of that absorbed man's habit of listening to her with only one ear- a benevolent ear, but only one- while with the other, turned inwards he listened to the working out in his mind of problems in Chilisaltpetre and super- phosphates. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. 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
  16. I'm serious as lead in yore inwards – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  17. But that door of mine bent inwards in a great curve every now and then, when he pushed his hardest. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  18. 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
  19. The solicitous warning of one passing inwards and the complication occasioned by his ill- chosen words. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  20. It slanted inwards here however, and she set herself to achieve the ascent with more assurance. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell