One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Towards the south-east.‘he walked south-eastwards from the river’
- ‘The River Tigris rises in Turkey and flows south-eastwards for 1200 miles, before merging with the Euphrates and eventually flowing into the Persian Gulf.’
- ‘The 74-year-old space is open again after a two-year-long project to move it south-eastwards by 66 metres and to completely redecorate it.’
- ‘During the 12th and 11th centuries BCE, Thracians settled not only on the peninsular mainland and the Mediterranean islands, but also moved south-eastwards into Asia Minor.’
- ‘A two-storey semi-circular arc of accommodation embraces a green public space which looks south-eastwards over the river to the endless landscape.’
- ‘Over the centuries, the topography altered as the lagoon slowly migrated south-eastwards.’
- ‘Tropical cyclone ‘Bobby’ carried copious amounts of rainfall south-eastwards across the desert areas of Western Australia in February 1995.’
- ‘The tendency for approaching cold fronts to approach the Cape and then be steered somewhat south-eastward will persist therefore.’
- ‘The British had subjugated large parts of India, bringing, it was thought, some forty million people under their rule, and the Russians were pushing south-eastwards overland into Central Asia.’
- ‘Descend south-eastwards, down the steep heather slopes, taking a route on the western side of the burn.’
- ‘On 19th January 1991, crude oil from five bombed oil tankers moored off the Mina Al-Ahmadi oil terminal and nearby oil pipelines in Kuwait produced a slick extending south-eastwards over 1,500 km².’
- ‘Turning south-eastward, we dived at High Rock the following day before crossing back into Thai waters and retracing our route to Phuket via Richelieu Rock and the Similan Islands.’
- ‘Already a blob of warmer Pacific water has started extending south-eastward towards the South American coast and it is this water that is expected to reach Ecuador by the end of the year.’
- ‘It has been suggested that a central authority should construct huge reservoirs on the Ganga and Brahmaputra and link these two mighty rivers with canals, thereby diverting surplus waters south-eastwards into the Mahanadi.’
Situated in, directed toward, or facing the south-east.
- ‘Palaeocurrents in these formations are again variable, with a northward and south-eastward component.’
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