backward and forward
Also, backwards and forwards.
Same as back and forth.
Thoroughly, completely, as in He read the speech over and over, until he knew it backwards and forwards. [Late 1500s]
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Example sentences from the Web for backward and forward
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
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What if you just want eyes on the back of your head, you want forward and rear-facing cameras?All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So just looking forward to taking our sweet ass time with this next one.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His speeches, which he wrote himself, were frequently brilliant, even if they too often pointed backward instead of forward.
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.Confidence|Henry James
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.
They came forward, a little timidly, and their latest visitor held out a hand to each.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
A distinguished-looking man, evidently vested with authority, bustled forward and addressed him, civilly enough.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.