Usage examples for downward

  1. When she found herself alone, she crawled back to her room and threw herself face downward on the bed, praying that she might die. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. She leaned far over and peered downward – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  3. A fallen image lay beside it, face downward in the grass. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  4. Dreadful and downward is the course to which they point. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  5. The body had been placed in the grave face downward the head pointing to the south. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  6. The wretched Dorothea lay, face downward on the grass at their feet. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  7. Its downward pressure is evident. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  8. His heart beat fast, fast, ever faster; a thread, only a thread of will- power held him back on the downward slope leading him to answer the invitation of that face. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  9. Doubtless she had been sitting thus for some time, and had become absorbed in her own reflections, for I lay there drinking in her beauty for several moments before she chanced to glance downward and observe that I was awake. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  10. In a few minutes the canoe was fairly out upon the bosom of the main stream, and headed downward with the strongly flowing current. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  11. It was like going in a swing, but with the downward rush very long and swift, and the upward rise short and slow. – More Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge
  12. It finds itself in the midst of a society whose tendencies are downward – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  13. It is near the source of the stream, but passing downward – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  14. Scotty shot downward Rick at his side. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  15. He felt Dan take a downward step, and his head whirled around and around. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  16. Now exhale slowly, at the same time lowering arms and head and bending the body downward until the fingers touch the toes. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  17. At first when she entered the bedroom she thought it empty, though the gas was burning, and them she saw Lise lying face downward on the bed. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  18. If Benjamin hadn't been used to hanging head downward maybe he would have been dizzy, too. – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey
  19. The starting- flag flashed downward and at its first sight, long before it struck the ground, both men moved. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. The gas stayed in just long enough to lift the broken bag, and then left it to dash downward – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett