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    There is this usage of the preposition 'toward':

    "A former prime minister of Georgia, Vano Merabishvili, was charged with corruption, as was a former health minister. Both were close allies of President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose party lost last October’s election to Bidzina Ivanishvili. Mr Ivanishvili’s government has been widely accused of pursuing selective justice towards Mr Saakashvili’s associates."

    Most dictionaries don't have a definition for 'toward' that would fit this example. Would replacing 'toward' with 'against' be better?

    Context: economist.com/news/world-week/21578449-politics-week

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    What did you find the primary definition of "toward" to be?

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    Thread Closed. The usual pest.

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