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Definition of Downward

Downward

  1. Alt. of Downwards
  2. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
  3. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent.
  4. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.

Downward Quotations

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley

The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
Stephen Covey

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.
Ray LaMontagne

To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.
Henri Nouwen
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Downward Translations

downward in Latin is pessum
downward in Spanish is de arriba hacia abajo, descendente

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