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  • "Charlie sprang upwards, and climbed aboard."
    "Charlie sprang upwards, and climbed aboard."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv upwardly spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position "look up!","the music surged up","the fragments flew upwards","prices soared upwards","upwardly mobile"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mineral deposits in caves: The ones growing upward are stalagmites, the ones growing downward are stalactites.
    • upwardly In an upward manner or direction; upward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The barn owl has one ear higher than the other. The left ear is higher and points downward to hear sounds from below it, while the right ear is lower and pointed upward to pick up sounds from above.
    • advs Upwardly toward a higher direction
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  • George Orwell
    “Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.”
  • Plato
    “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.”
  • Elizabeth Harrison
    Elizabeth Harrison
    “Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    “It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.”
  • Wilferd A. Peterson
    Wilferd A. Peterson
    “Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well.”


In literature:

With a rush of waters drumming on their senses, it shot precipitately upward at last, till air and spray greeted them together.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
All the time he kept staring upward at the smoke.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
Beyond, the hill went upward suddenly with the curve of a cresting wave.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Upwards of 500 of the garrison were buried by the victors; many more fell beyond the walls under the sabres of the British horsemen.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
I gazed upward, and prayed with an earnestness known only to the hearts of men in positions of peril like mine.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The eyes of the party were turned upwards.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
On measuring it, we found that it was upwards of fifteen feet in length.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The roar of the plunging water from below rose upward with a deafening sound as they gazed into the seething current.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Still upwards he kept his way and his pace until he emerged into the full moonlight of the heights.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Two individuals were upon the quarter-deck below, both looking upward.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Thal rode almost underneath the cressets and shouted upward.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
I could almost have wept as I traced its sloping sides upward to the rounded peak on top.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
From the year 1174 to 1482 it changed owners upwards of sixteen times.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
I followed their path upward into the heavens.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
As I toiled upward to cross the ridge that overlooked camp, I entered the lower cloud stratum.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
So sudden was the stop that the Scarecrow was tossed violently upward.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The lantern swung upward, revealing the junk's sails.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
Easing around, he climbed upward at a slow rate.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The coal seam jumps upwards fifty feet.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He yanked upward with all his strength.
"Sinister Paradise" by Robert Moore Williams

In poetry:

From Wellwood's low and distant vale,
By fits a sudden wind
Comes upward with a weary wail,
That still no rest can find.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
The little feet that never trod
Earth, never strayed in field or street,
What hand leads upward back to God
The little feet?
"A Baby's Death" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The preacher's words are true, I know—
That man may lose his life;
That every man must downward go
Without the upward strife.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
I stand and look down on the village,
With its little simple street,
The summer winds come upward,
They stir the grass at my feet.
"Life In The Village" by Alexander Anderson
The grass, the flowers, the dews that lie
Upon them as before—
Driven upwards evermore, lest I
Should love these things no more.
"A Fear" by George MacDonald
Like the spark that upward springs,
They would seek your smiling hearth,
If my verses had the wings—
Wings such as a spirth hath.
"If My Verses Had The Wings" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

UPWARD As a youth Chhapte Sherpa led climbers up Mount Everest.
The increasingly upward trajectory of Australia's Jack Robinson.
Traditional flood floors are pitched upward from center to edge for drainage.
It's pretty much been a steady climb upward since then.
As a result, the West Coast department store retailer was able to narrow its third quarter net loss and to manage a slight push upward in its operating income.
Winds upwards of 100 miles per hour.
Jordan Tyndall keeps moving upward both onstage and in the classroom.
Officials say a residential fire causing upward of $35,000 in.
Is Thanksgiving Dinner Really Upward of 4000 Calories.
Latinos upwardly mobile in landscape business.
New-Home Sales Decline in June from Upwardly Revised May Pace.
Studying Too Much Is a New No-No in Upwardly Mobile South Korea.
As the cost of a college education has pushed ever upward, Harford Community College (Md.
Upwards of 150 neighbors packed a Southeast Raleigh church to vent their frustrations after Kroger announces it's closing two stores.
Upwards of 150 people packed the Martin Street Baptist Church in Southeast Raleigh to vent their frustrations after Kroger announced it's closing two nearby stores.

In science:

The singular behavior associated with the gapless onset emerges in an upward direction, that is accounted for from the relation (34).
Analytical and numerical evaluation of the Debye and Meissner masses in dense neutral three-flavor quark matter
Both strategies correspond to a coarse-grained step diagonally upwards.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
Halos with no baryons in the UV only run have been shifted upward for clarity.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
When we look at the relation ≺ defining µ, we see that we can reach Y from X only by going upwards, adding bigger elements.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
The 70 µm photometry derived here was corrected upwards by approximately 5% to account for flux suppression by the time and column filtering process.
Spitzer Observations of the Prototypical Extremely Red Objects HR10 and LBDS53W091: Separating Dusty Starbursts from Old Elliptical Galaxies
Then ′ ∈ qx to an there will be upwards occupied paths from some vertex r ∈ A ∪ B and some vertex p intersection point z .
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster for oriented percolation in high dimensions
Thus, the upward L¨owenheim-Skolem theorem fails for L2 .
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability
The first case, T, corresponds to n being oriented upwards on all four edges.
Topology and Bistability in liquid crystal devices
The initial segment must be a path, as we have an upward chaining approach.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
From now on, all definitions considered shall be (at least) upward chaining.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
In upward chaining formalisms, as there is no valid positive path from a to d, there is no question either whether a’s are f ’s or not.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
At least in upward chaining formalisms, using the path itself as some channel through which information flows, and not the conclusion, seems more natural.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
This can be seen by reading the columns alternately downwards and upwards from left to right in Table 3.
Random and exhaustive generation of permutations and cycles
Nonetheless, the contrast persists for more than a dynamical time and thus does not affect the upward propagating shock.
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
One needs minimum-scatter phase-sensitive statistics, such as our wavelet set, to show that discreteness noise is not propagated upwards (see Sects 4.2, 4.3 and 6.1).
Reply to Melott's Comment on ``Discreteness Effects in Lambda Cold Dark Matter Simulations: A Wavelet-Statistical View'' by Romeo et al