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Definitions of upwards

  1. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In the upper parts; above. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; - opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Toward a higher place or price. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. In excess; more. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Toward that which is better or nobler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Toward a higher place; toward heaven and God; with respect to the higher part; more than; toward the source. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for upwards

  1. It was as though the prayers of the two souls had united to mount upwards together. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The distance between Hurlston and Texford was upwards of two miles by the road, but the inhabitants of the village could enjoy a pleasanter and much shorter path across the fields. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
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