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/ ˈdaʊnwədz /


  1. from a higher to a lower place, level, etc
  2. from an earlier time or source to a later

    from the Tudors downwards

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Example Sentences

Every one of us, for or against, should be revising that probability downwards.

First-quarter earnings were revised downwards by $459 million.

Most Americans assume that leadership in the country comes from the Presidency downwards.

But a few years ago, her health took a critical turn downwards.

Yet Obama's approval rating has been sliding downwards, most precipitously among voters aged 18 to 29.

His strong hands lay palm downwards on the arms of his chair, pressing them hard.

The unsupported pump-rods fell downwards, setting in upward motion the column of water in the plunger-pole pumps.

But “saloon” licences are a large source of revenue to the municipality, the cost being from $1,200 gold downwards per annum.

Dummy's cards are dealt face downwards, and the dealer declares without seeing them.

Sogrange ordered an immense dinner, but spent most of his time gazing downwards.


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