voorwaarts, adverb

Forms:
Also vorwärts, vorwartz.
Origin:
Afrikaans
‘Forward’; usually an order to march.
[1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 110‘Vorwartz’! was the motto of sturdy old Blucher, and adopting the saying of the Prussian general, again we started ‘on the trekk’ through Southern Africa.]
1900 W.S. Churchill London to Ladysmith 257Dundonald reflected, reflected again, and finally resolved. Vorwärts! So on we went accordingly.
1947 H.C. Bosman Mafeking Rd (1969) 75‘Voorwaarts, burghers,’ came the veld-kornet’s order, and we cantered down the road in two’s.
‘Forward’; usually an order to march.
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