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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, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
- Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
- 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.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iii]:
- From the extremest upward of thy head.
- Directed toward a higher place.
- with upward eye; with upward course
moving up, directed toward a higher place