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 Meanings and Examples of BACKWARD
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backward
 a.  directed to the back or rear; unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; undeveloped
Classic Sentence: (132 in 9 pages)
1  She flounced off without a word, without even a backward look, and he laughed softly and clicked to the horse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  He bent her body backward and his lips traveled down her throat to where the cameo fastened her basque.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  He took a step backward, his hand going to his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  Melly looked despairingly backward but hammered her heels into the horse and, with a scattering of gravel, was off down the drive toward the pasture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  She went up the stairs with a backward look of reproach which was noticed by neither Scarlett nor Rhett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
6  We must restore the last of the veterans to power and follow them on the backward path to the integrity of Lincoln, to the gaiety of settlers dancing in a saw-mill.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  They piled their wraps high on a rocker, and cheered the rocker as it solemnly tipped over backward.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  Nor was Bildad himself nor Captain Peleg at all backward.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
9  I was walking backward, in a crouching position, when I heard Antonia scream.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
10  She had resolved never to take another step backward.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
11  He put up his hands to protect his face, but Jurgis, lunging with all the power of his arm and body, struck him fairly between the eyes and knocked him backward.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
12  The Mohican now found an opportunity to make a powerful thrust with his knife; Magua suddenly relinquished his grasp, and fell backward without motion, and seemingly without life.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
13  Hold them there, Sagamore," said Hawkeye, looking coolly backward over this left shoulder, while he still plied his paddle; "keep them just there.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  The Huron in the bows of the leading canoe had risen with a similar object, and he now fell backward, suffering his gun to escape from his hands into the water.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  At this point, where their footsteps might be expected to be no longer visible, they retraced their route to the brook, walking backward, with the utmost care.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Youth looks forward and age backward.
2  The mayor leaned over backward to avoid the appearance of nepotism.
3  Without a backward glance, he walked away.
4  He who does not advance falls backward.
5  She can count up to one hundred and backward.
6  He unlocked the door of apartment two and disappeared inside after a backward glance at Larry.
7  John was rather backward as a child; he was nearly three before he could walk.
8  For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
9  Although he is clever, he is backward in giving his views.
10  Then there was a louder blare from the organ, and everyone in the church stood up and faced backward.
11  I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
12  Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
13  The diver flipped over backwards into the water.
14  He tilted his chair backwards and put his feet up on his desk.
15  Stepping forward can't finish the distance while going backwards can't get rid of the memory.