UPWARD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UPWARD
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
upward
 ad.  to a later time
 a.  directed up
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  Then, striking upward, it threw a lustrous fleck on her lips, edged her eyes with velvet shade, and laid a milky whiteness above the black curve of her brows.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Fifth Avenue had become a nightly torrent of carriages surging upward to the fashionable quarters about the Park, where illuminated windows and outspread awnings betokened the usual routine of hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
3  Her pale draperies, and the background of foliage against which she stood, served only to relieve the long dryad-like curves that swept upward from her poised foot to her lifted arm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
4  While he spoke she had moved slowly to the middle of the room, and paused near his writing-table, where the lamp, striking upward, cast exaggerated shadows on the pallour of her delicately-hollowed face.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
5  Her poses were full of grace, and her little black-shod toes twinkled as they shot out and upward with a rapidity and suddenness which were bewildering.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
6  It stood in a small side room which looked out across a narrow grass plot toward the shed, where there was a disabled boat lying keel upward.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
7  He brushed the hair upward from the nape of her neck.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXI
8  Her hands were clasped before her in prayer, but instead of looking upward toward that power which alone could rescue them, her unconscious looks wandered to the countenance of Duncan with infantile dependency.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
9  Her voice became choked, and clasping her hands, she looked upward, as if seeking, in her agony, intelligence from a wisdom that was infinite.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
10  More than once he halted to consult with his confederates, the Mohicans, pointing upward at the moon, and examining the barks of the trees with care.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
11  At that moment an enormous cloud seemed to pass suddenly above their heads, and, looking upward, they discovered that they stood beneath the wide folds of the standard of France.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
12  When in full view of the Delawares he stopped, and made a gesture of amity, by throwing his arm upward toward heaven, and then letting it fall impressively on his breast.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
13  The eyes of the old man opened heavily, and he once more looked upward at the multitude.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
14  I thought as much," returned the scout, glancing his eye upward at the opening in the tree-tops, "from the course it takes, and the bearings of the mountains.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
15  He did not stand stolidly baring his furry belly to the missile, and die with an upward glance at the sympathetic heavens.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Vines spiraled upward toward the roof.
2  Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens.
3  Education was the key to upward social mobility.
4  With an upward trend in inflation, you expect prices to rise.
5  Interest rates generally have been declining since last spring, despite a few upward blips in recent weeks.
6  I rolled my eyes upward to indicate distaste at this telephonic excess.
7  Downward movement is much faster than upward one.
8  During the drive home, we stop the car on the side of the highway, climb out and stare upward.
9  Although few people realized it, the Dow-Jones averages had reached their nadir and would soon begin an upward surge.
10  A small bird flapped its wings furiously and flew upwards.
11  The budget has been revised upwards.
12  In the dream my feet leave the ground and I start to float upwards.
13  The corners of her mouth curved upwards in amusement.
14  Place your hands on the table with the palms facing upwards.
15  Although it was filmed from a distance, the roar as it thrust upwards was clearly audible.