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[doun-riv-er] /ˈdaʊnˈrɪv ər/
adverb, adjective
with or in the direction of the current of a river:
logs floating downriver.
Origin of downriver
First recorded in 1885-90; down1 + river1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then, downriver, she saw a canoe gliding over the glistening water.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • He was riding with the advance of Giltner's brigade, double-quicking it downriver to Keller's Bridge.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • And in the morning there was a cockleshell of a boat oared in by one of the men who had found it downriver.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • Umas-kwitšit-patše and his people slept at Selye'aye-'itš-patše, downriver from them.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber

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