Usage examples for downward

  1. She leaned far over and peered downward. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. 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
  3. It is near the source of the stream, but passing downward. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  4. 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
  5. A fallen image lay beside it, face downward in the grass. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  6. Dreadful and downward is the course to which they point. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  7. 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
  8. Its downward pressure is evident. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  9. Scotty shot downward, Rick at his side. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. The starting- flag flashed downward; and at its first sight, long before it struck the ground, both men moved. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  11. The wretched Dorothea lay, face downward, on the grass at their feet. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. It finds itself in the midst of a society whose tendencies are downward. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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