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Usage examples for backwards

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. He was walking backwards, his face set towards the turn of the road. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  4. 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
  5. The nurse drew her softly backwards to the chair, turning her from the window. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Ohnaken, C., behind, backwards, afterwards. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  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. This has spoiled everything backwards. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. But it boots not to look backwards. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  13. 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
  14. George staggered backwards up the remainder of the stairs. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  15. And he let himself fall heavily backwards against the back of his chair. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. I don't ride backwards. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  19. Thayer's thoughts flew backwards to one night, in Lorimer's room at the hotel. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
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