adverb Also up·wards.
- upward mobility,
- upwardly mobile,
- upwards of
Origin of upward
Examples from the Web for upward
Constitutional arguments aside, there do seem to be some better ways to create conditions for upward mobility among newcomers.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But arrests of rhino poachers have also followed an upward curve.
The upward trend in the birth rate for unmarried mothers has reversed—dropping 14 percent, according to a new CDC report.Unwed Women in the United States Are Having Fewer Babies|Brandy Zadrozny|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Certainly, we have had an upward revisionism of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan.Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?|Scott Porch|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was not onward and upward for TV news, but it got good ratings for CNN, so expect to see more.
Now I forced them upward for hours at a time, and all the muscles of neck and shoulders revolted.Jungle Peace|William Beebe
Remember the teaching of scripture and science, that the upward path was never intended to be easy.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
By turning the pen over and writing with the back of the point, the upward strokes emerged fine and hair-like.Emmy Lou|George Madden Martin
A midsummer morning after a night of rain—and yet, no bird, no hopeful greenery, no sense of the upward yearning Earth-Soul!The River and I|John G. Neihardt
In four such hunts, the numbers destroyed were upward of nine thousand.Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match|Francis C. Woodworth
Old English upweard, upweardes; see up + -ward. Cf. Middle Low German upwart, Middle Dutch opwaert, Middle High German ufwart. Phrase upward mobility first recorded 1949; mainly restricted to sociologists' jargon until 1960s.