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Part of speech: adjective

Situated in or tending toward the south.

Part of speech: adjective

Proceeding from the south.

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Usage examples "southerly":

  1. He kept the Sky Wagon on a southerly course until Seaford passed below, to keep the houseboaters from thinking the plane's sole interest had been in them. - "The Electronic Mind Reader", John Blaine.
  2. To reach the latter we should have to walk about a mile, he informed me; so, having paused for a minute or two to get our breath after our unwonted exertions, we struck inland, passing over the spur of the hill on our right and dipping down into a shallow valley, along which we passed, steering a southerly course for a pair of steep, lofty hills, the summits of which were within half a mile of each other. - "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
  3. The importance of the campaign on the Niagara frontier history is sufficient for us to include again Champlain's account of it: We made about fourteen leagues in crossing to the other side of the Lake, in a southerly direction, towards the territories of the enemy. - "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.