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thataway

[th at-uh-wey] /ˈðæt əˌweɪ/
adverb, Older Use.
1.
in or toward the direction pointed out:
The outlaws went thataway when they rode out of town.
2.
in the manner indicated:
You'll get an electric shock if you do it thataway.
Origin of thataway
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; alteration of that way
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  • I reckon,” said Raymond, the conservative, “that the old-time people that fixed it thataway knowed best.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • I'll git th' chap that planned their course out for 'em thataway!

    In Old Kentucky Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
  • Ain't nobody gits gin in his lemonade, suh, 'less he awdeh it thataway.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • He lights a fire an' gets a torch ter examine ther tree, but can't find nothin' that would hev cotched him thataway.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • Charon almost said thataway, as he shook his head and pointed a trembling finger to the distant shore.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt
  • “We might make a basket of our hands and carry her thataway,” suggested Skeeter.

  • We went on thataway a good while into the summer and nothing much happened between us and our neighbors.

    The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
  • Don't you see you're interruptin' the holy rites of matrimony—carryin' on thataway?

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb

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