upwards


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upward \Up"ward\, Upwards \Up"wards\, adv. [AS. upweardes. See
   Up-, and -wards.]
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   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. --I. Watts.
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            Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking
            upward, we speak and prevail.         --Hooker.
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   2. In the upper parts; above.
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            Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,
            And down ward fish.                   --Milton.
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   3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
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            From twenty years old and upward.     --Num. i. 3.
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   Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above.
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            I have been your wife in this obedience
            Upward of twenty years.               --Shak.
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