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Definition of Upwards


  1. 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.
  2. In the upper parts; above.
  3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.

Upwards Quotations

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
Bertrand Russell

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
Philip Sidney

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
H. G. Wells
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Upwards Translations

upwards in Danish is opad
upwards in Dutch is op, omhoog, naar boven, opwaarts
upwards in Latin is sursum
upwards in Norwegian is hit
upwards in Portuguese is para cima
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