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Origin of downward
OTHER WORDS FROM downwarddown·ward·ly, adverbdown·ward·ness, noun
Words nearby downward
Example sentences from the Web for downward
This downward spiral involving local power politics was obvious to the Americans in the valley.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To his fellow survivors and to the audience, this delusion indicates another slip on a downward spiral.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That differential accounted for about 60 percent of the downward revision.
Even a modest hit from sanctions or pullback by foreign investors will only add to that downward spiral.Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation is Real|Andrew Nagorski|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You point out this consistent prediction that the United States is on this downward slope.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline|Michael Moynihan|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A movement and my legs might fall off the limb and drag me downward.The Rifle Rangers|Captain Mayne Reid
They stood side by side, bracing themselves against the downward slope of the deck.West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
When Jack paused on his downward way, the priest coming up at once knelt on the steps to show his reverence.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
Outside, the demons yelled and screeched still louder, and the downward motion was so apparent that Johannes grew dizzy.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
It reached this point by a single run, although its back was downward as it crawled.The Boy Hunters|Captain Mayne Reid