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Definition of Backwards


  1. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.
  2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.
  3. On the back, or with the back downward.
  4. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
  5. By way of reflection; reflexively.
  6. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  7. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

Backwards Quotations

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Aldous Huxley

The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.
Wayne Dyer
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Backwards Translations

backwards in Afrikaans is agter
backwards in Dutch is achterwaarts, rugwaarts, achteruit
backwards in Norwegian is bakvendt, baklengs
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