Definition of 'upward'

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Example sentences containing 'upward'

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Two thirds expect the upward trend in rents to continue. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your confidence will rise and you will have begun that upward spiral to success. Mansfield, Patricia Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)After the second goal it was an upward climb. The Sun (2015)There was more upward movement in the middle tier. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Little wonder that temperatures showed an upward trend. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They stroked their chin for the first and made an upward spiral motion for the second. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a massive upward movement of people through these firms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That upward spiral could be good news for areas that have lagged behind the elite postcodes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The reason for the upward movement turns out to be rather simple. Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)It is an upward spiral for us. The Sun (2013)Mary could easily avoid looking upward. George Eliot Middlemarch (1872)Brush with a quick upward movement. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She looked upward, stretching her neck toward the light. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)After enjoying a long upward climb, they have had a rough ride in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first is that the turbocharged rise in employment we have seen over the past three years will be replaced by a gentler upward trend. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Still climbing that upward curve. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I'm here to train you to look upward for your strength. Christianity Today (2000)Trying valiantly to continue an upward trend towards 6,000, but constantly being hauled into another dip. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This line shows a clear upward trend, as the firm's business grows. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Reaching down he took the mare in a firm grip by the lower jaw, stretched her head upward until he looked into her great soft eyes. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThis muscle is the other half of PMS and is used in pulling the arm in and upward towards the opposite ear. Andrews, Elizabeth Muscle Management (1991)On all sides, trunks soared upward towards a distant canopy of spreading foliage, splintered here and there by sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'upward'

uphill, rising, ascending, climbing
rising, climbing, ascending, mounting

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Translations for 'upward'

British English: upward ADJECTIVE
An upward movement or look is directed towards a higher place or a higher level.
She started once again on the steep upward climb.
  • American English: upward
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ascendente
  • Chinese: 向上的
  • European Spanish: hacia arriba
  • French: ascendant
  • German: Aufwärts-
  • Italian: verso l'alto
  • Japanese: 上方への
  • Korean: 올라가는
  • European Portuguese: ascendente
  • Spanish: hacia arriba


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