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Antonyms for backwards

forrard, forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad.

Quotes of backwards

  1. Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards – Al Boliska
  2. Intimacies between women often go backwards beginning in revelations and ending in small talk. – Elizabeth Bowen
  3. It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards – Lewis Carroll
  4. In fact, the U. S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us. – Linda Chavez
  5. Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better. – Marian Wright Edelman
  6. I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards I thought that was great for years. – Brian Eno
  7. We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world. – Liam Fox
  8. In group lesson number six I think we learned how to turn backwards and then just kind of wiggle. That wasn't really skating backward, but I guess I was going in the right direction. – Dorothy Hamill
  9. The medieval university looked backwards it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge. – Thomas Huxley
  10. My first course came and I put down my book, and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head! – Derek Jacobi
  11. You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up. – Chief Joseph
  12. It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length. – Helen Keller
  13. Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard
  14. I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did. – Brian Setzer
  15. You know, I've got a confession to make myself. I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards – Ryan Stiles

Usage examples for backwards

  1. So the next thing was to calculate backwards and see if by any possibility the planet could have been in that place at that time. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. I don't ride backwards – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  3. But to do this from above was one thing, to squeeze himself up again, and that backwards was another. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  4. The sources of an apparently boundless and dazzling wealth have been opened up in the Far West of America, and a mighty stream of thought has begun its perpetual flow backwards and forwards between her eastern shores and England. – Handbook to the new Gold-fields by R. M. Ballantyne
  5. And he let himself fall heavily backwards against the back of his chair. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  6. He was walking backwards his face set towards the turn of the road. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  7. I had time, and only just time, to take a step backwards and to club my rifle, when the brute was upon me. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  8. The bull, annoyed and losing its presence of mind, stepped impatiently one step too far backwards and fell suddenly over the cliff, landing on a rocky ledge below. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. This has spoiled everything backwards – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. E V A N K it is a Word of Fame, Spell it backwards 'tis your Name. – The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1 by Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey
  11. But it boots not to look backwards – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  12. By moving a single yard backwards Paul was almost lost in the deep shadows which hung about the room, whilst such light as there was fell directly upon the priest's pale face. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Six, seven, even ten times, were the proofs sent backwards and forwards, before the great writer was satisfied. – Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings by Mary F. Sandars
  14. I therefore retraced my steps and threw myself backwards into the water; and as I looked up towards the bank, I clearly perceived the marks I had left. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. George staggered backwards up the remainder of the stairs. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  16. Ohnaken, C., behind, backwards afterwards. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  17. The nurse drew her softly backwards to the chair, turning her from the window. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. He told Pa the other day, speaking of his memory of his childhood, that he could remember backwards very far. – Letters of the Motor Girl by Ethellyn Gardner
  19. Thayer's thoughts flew backwards to one night, in Lorimer's room at the hotel. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  20. Imma Spoelmann watched his artificial, cold demeanour with serious, searching eyes, while she swung her riding- whip backwards and forwards. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann