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Definition of Backward

Backward

  1. Alt. of Backwards
  2. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
  3. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
  4. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.
  5. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
  6. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
  7. Already past or gone; bygone.
  8. The state behind or past.
  9. To keep back; to hinder.

Backward Quotations

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. - Charles Simmons
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
Charles Simmons

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
Jesse Jackson

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
Ann Landers

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Vladimir Lenin

The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs.' They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.
Henri Nouwen
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Backward Translations

backward in Afrikaans is agterlik
backward in Dutch is achterover
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