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- In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin
- We ran upward
- 1594–1597, Richard Hooker, J[ohn] S[penser], editor, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, […], London: […] Will[iam] Stansby [for Matthew Lownes], published 1611, OCLC 931154958, (please specify the page):
- Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXIII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
- If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.
- In the upper parts; above.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
toward an upper level
in the upper parts; above
- (obsolete) The upper part; the top.
- Directed toward a higher place.
- with upward eye; with upward course
moving up, directed toward a higher place