Usage examples for forwards

  1. It is a fine- meshed, longish, four- cornered net, having its ample sides fastened to two poles of bamboo, which at the bottom were provided with a kind of wooden shoes, which curve upwards towards the stems when pushed forwards. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  2. Messengers now went backwards and forwards daily, sometimes twice in the same day, between the camp and the amba. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  3. One little girl walked backwards and forwards before the class getting her doll to sleep; the boys were making a noise with their arks and she remarked on this, so we induced them to be silent while the dolls were put to sleep. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  4. Neither of us counted the days, nor looked backwards or forwards. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  5. A piece of wood about six inches long was fastened to the gun stock so as to move easily backwards and forwards. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Two soldiers are by her, who appear to have been dragging her forwards. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  7. She rocked furiously backwards and forwards, and sharply admonished the cat to " take himself away," or she " would certainly rock on his tail." – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  8. In Time you go forwards only, never back, or to the left or right. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  9. The forwards were ordered on no account to break loose, but if necessary to keep the ball among them till time was called. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. Little running streams of flame kept playing backwards and forwards across it, and, even while I watched, there was another roar and part of the roof collapsed. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  11. The carelessness of his voice was well assumed; he leaned forwards and struck another match and lighted his pipe. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  12. I think that the Lord Chancellor forwards them. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  13. He stepped forwards merry and well, out into the fresh, light mountain air. – The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. by Hans Christian Andersen
  14. She wiped her brown old hand backwards and forwards across her apron; then gave it to him. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  15. I stopped short at once and waited, peering forwards into the gloom with straining eyes and beating heart. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. He had caused him to be kept awake several nights together, and had run him backwards and forwards about the room until he was out of breath. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  17. When he saw something going forwards that he did not think was right, he protested and voted against it and then- he collapsed! – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell