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[uh-doun] /əˈdaʊn/
adverb, preposition, Archaic.
down1 .
Origin of adown
before 1000; Middle English adoun, Old English of dūne off the hill. See a-2, down2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A moment more and the measured stroke of a paddle betrayed the passage of the stout Red Man adown the stream.

  • As Nathos and Deirdre played, of a sudden was a cry heard from adown the shore.

    Celtic Tales Louey Chisholm
  • How many a one adown the centuries has re-echoed the same sad note!

    Of Six Medival Women Alice Kemp-Welch
  • adown the street, there is a glimpse of the hills outside of Florence.

  • And from the seventh step, successively, adown the breathing tresses of the flow'r Still doth the file of Hebrew dames proceed.

  • adown the doorward stair of stone There cometh a woman all alone.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • It is the trail of Fafnir, adown which he comes at dawn of every day to slake his thirst at the river.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • But even as he falls it is plain that he will drag his opponent after him adown the precipice.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • In fact, adown the vista of the garden avenue a number of persons were seen approaching towards the house.

    The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • And all adown either wall, unneeded but undisbanded, the scouts remained.

    Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm

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