/ ˈʌpwədz /


  1. from a lower to a higher place, level, condition, etc
  2. towards a higher level, standing, etc

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Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.

Not surprisingly, rates for recovery vary enormously, from as low as three percent to upwards of 75 percent.

Yet the undocumented population remains upwards eleven million.

At its height in the 1920s, Terry noted, the Klan wielded real political influence, boasting a membership upwards of four million.

Currently, elaborate sex toys, including life-like love dolls, can cost upwards of $6,000.

The entire city was burnt down, and upwards of 200,000 of the inhabitants perished in the flames.

The last thing—against the skyline—a little column of French soldiers of the line charging back upwards towards the lost redoubt.

A Naval Officer who has seen her says she is lying in shallow water—6 fathoms—bottom upwards looking like a stranded whale.

The next sale on Thursday is upwards of 1100 tons, and we expect a little better standard.

The invested funds of the society to-day amount to upwards of a million, and in 1897 they were £476,000.


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