backward vs backwards

backward backwards

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete The state behind or past.
  • 2) The things or state behind or past.
  • 3) Pertaining to a thought or value that is considered outdated.
  • 4) of motion Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
  • 5) of motion Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
  • 6) Of a culture considered undeveloped or unsophisticated.
  • 7) Reluctant or unable to advance.
  • 8) cricket On that part of the field behind the batsman's popping crease.
  • 9) Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
  • 10) Unwilling to act; reluctant; shy.
  • 11) Behind others in progress or development.
  • 12) Directed or facing toward the back or rear.
  • 13) Late or behindhand.
  • 14) Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped.
  • 15) Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt.
  • 16) Directed to the back or rear.
  • 17) Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
  • 18) rare Already past or gone; bygone.
  • 19) With the back leading.
  • 20) To, toward, or into the past.
  • 21) Toward a worse or less advanced condition.
  • 22) In a reverse manner or order.
  • 23) To or toward the back or rear.
  • 24) On the back, or with the back downward.
  • 25) With the back in advance or foremost.
  • 26) From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  • 27) Toward the back; toward the rear.
  • 28) Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
  • 29) In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily.
  • 30) By way of reflection; reflexively.
  • 31) Late; behind in time; coming after something else, or after the usual time: as, backward fruits; the season is backward.
  • 32) With the back first in the direction of motion: as, to walk backward; to fall backward.
  • 33) Slow; sluggish; unprogressive; unadvanced; behind in progress: as, a backward learner.
  • 34) Holding back; averse; reluctant; hesitating.
  • 35) In the direction from which one has come; toward that which is or has been left behind: as, he glanced backward.
  • 36) To obstruct; keep back; retard; delay.
  • 37) Directed to the back or rear: as, “a backward look,”
  • 38) In an opposite or contrary direction.
  • 39) In an opposite or reverse order; from the end toward the beginning; in an order contrary to the natural order: as, to read or spell backward; hence, perversely; in a wrong or perverse manner.
  • 40) In or by reflection; reflexively.
  • 41) Toward bygone times or events; toward that which is past in time: as, to look backward to the last century.
  • 42) In the direction of the back: as, to throw the arms backward.
  • 43) Done in reverse order; done in an order contrary to the natural order, as in repeating a sentence from the end to the beginning.
  • 44) In time past; ago.
  • 45) Reversed; returning; directed to or toward the original starting-point: as, a backward movement or journey.
  • 46) Being in, or placed at, the back.
  • 47) From a better to a worse state; retrogressively.
  • 48) Reaching back into the past; already past.
  • 49) Timid; bashful; retiring in disposition; modest.
  • 50) Intimepast;ago.
  • 51) obsolete To keep back; to hinder.

Definitions

  • 1) Reversed.
  • 2) Oriented toward the back.
  • 3) derogatory Behind current trends or technology.
  • 4) Clumsy, inept, or inefficient.
  • 5) In the opposite direction of usual.
  • 6) In a manner such that the back precedes the front.
  • 7) Toward the back.
  • 8) in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
  • 9) Seebackward.
  • 10) See backward.

Examples

  • 1) But he added just ten more runs before tamely cutting to backward point.
  • 2) This could turn out to be the one step backward required before lurching merrily forwards.
  • 3) There are standard forward and backward lunges, customised with wider hip movement and knees stretching out.
  • 4) With not so much as a backward glance, they then rejoined their woolly friends.
  • 5) Deep backward square leg held the catch.
  • 6) His scoring area is basically backward point.
  • 7) Harmony reeled backward as she walked toward him swinging the belt.
  • 8) Then raise loud groans and go backward as you descend.
  • 9) They play beautiful football and rarely take a backward step.
  • 10) They just morph into money without a backward glance.
  • 11) The sheer complexity of the new regime is a backward step.
  • 12) Swing the near leg forward and backward.
  • 13) She left with barely a backward glance.
  • 14) Neither takes a backward step and they both know how to put an opponent on the deck.
  • 15) Too many square or backward passes.
  • 16) You daren't take too many backward steps or you would end up over the cliff.
  • 17) He will bat at six, give us another bowling option and field at backward point.
  • 18) It's him against the crowd and he is just not going to take a backward step.
  • 19) And short leg had gone back to backward square leg, saving one.
  • 20) Driving when not fully forward, he was caught low at backward point.
  • 21) When we beat them in 1993 we knew we had to confront them and not take a backward step.
  • 22) When he was dismissed - caught at deep backward point - he looked distraught.
  • 23) Then, he scored less than 30% of his runs in his favoured region between backward point and mid off.
  • 24) ‘The real giveaway is the female's hidden pouch, albeit backward opening, for rearing its young.’
  • 25) ‘Alvin slapped the door shut behind him with a backward scrape of his heel, to muffle the shouting from the neighbors, and sidled along the wall away from her.’
  • 26) ‘The fur naps to the rear, thus sliding forward and resisting backward movement.’
  • 27) ‘The skies have not fallen, constitutions remain intact, the franc and the mark have passed unmourned into history and euroland has carried on about its business with scarcely a backward glance.’
  • 28) ‘A dogfight was not exactly what he signed up for when he put his famous name to a two-year contract in the summer but he has adjusted his sights accordingly and has no time for any backward glances.’
  • 29) ‘Few successful players can omit the backward movement.’
  • 30) ‘He took it and disappeared without a backward glance.’
  • 31) ‘This latest backward glance is more lonely lunchtime housewife than supper-club romance or hell-of-a-day blues.’
  • 32) ‘The moment the interview finished, Cameron marched briskly away to his next appointment, with not even a backward glance at his rival.’
  • 33) ‘The book gives us a backward glance of Ballaghaderreen; it is the touching for a moment of the familiar places of the town.’
  • 34) ‘What normal twenty-year old rushed home straight after classes, without a backward glance?’
  • 35) ‘Then off they go, with barely a backward glance, never to return.’
  • 36) ‘Many believe it's simply a matter of walking out, and slamming the door without a backward glance.’
  • 37) ‘We are shown images of bees, signifying the backward movement of trying to escape one's destiny.’
  • 38) ‘This backward movement shortens (and thus reduces the tension of) the spring, permitting the box once again to ride the belt.’
  • 39) ‘Consider practicing lateral and backward movements while drawing smoothly and shooting quickly yet carefully from full concealment.’
  • 40) ‘After about 3 weeks Mercury ceases its backward movement and, on reversing its direction again, once more slows down and appears to halt before moving back in a direct motion.’
  • 41) ‘The other three boys left without a backward glance and I attempted to do the same but as we arrived at the edge of the woods, I looked quickly over to where we had left Gregory.’
  • 42) ‘Hazarding a backward glance since her escape, Andrea forced a bit more speed into her getaway when she realised that he was catching up with her.’
  • 43) ‘Without a backward glance, she closed the French doors and unhooked the sash that held the heavy drapes that covered the white lace sheers.’
  • 44) ‘It's not my kind of place at all - plus it would feel somewhat like a backward step, a retrograde manoeuvre, a return to a place of history.’
  • 45) ‘Given this trend, it is a backward step to talk about ‘producing’ children who could never have an experience of living with both their birth parents.’
  • 46) ‘A lot of good work has been done but this is a backward step.’
  • 47) ‘He could, as he acknowledges, step into the breach in an emergency, but adds: ‘It would be a backward step for the manager to bring me in.’’
  • 48) ‘‘At a time when business de-rating has ended, it's a backward step to see the promotion of Orange halls in this way’.’
  • 49) ‘No excuses, no backward steps, just aggression and dynamism and a lot of honesty, qualities that have finally given him a secure hold on Ireland's No.1 jersey.’
  • 50) ‘I have been steadily taking backward steps in my gaming.’
  • 51) ‘He has never flinched, never buckled, never taken a backward step in defending the rights of our editors and journalists to find the news and report it in a fair and balanced way.’
  • 52) ‘‘It was not a backward step,’ said the veteran, quite vehemently.’
  • 53) ‘Downsizing may seem like a backward step but if, at the end of the year, the reduced enterprise has rid itself of debt and put itself into a profitable position, it will have been the right move.’
  • 54) ‘It was a bit of a backward step for us after some decent performances and we will have to lift our game again for the next matches.’
  • 55) ‘Tinkering with criminal law is a backward step in countering the deep cultural realities of homophobia, racism, sexism.’
  • 56) ‘Which is not to say that the album is a backward step.’
  • 57) ‘I do not want to see Scotland taking a backward step.’
  • 58) ‘Its bad enough as it is, we don't need to be taking any backward steps.’
  • 59) ‘He added that the county's economy was growing at six per cent and a three per cent increase was a backward step.’
  • 60) ‘The general consensus seems to be that a return to a full winter season would be a backward step - and not just because of the impracticalities.’
  • 61) ‘This is a major backward step for the future and for energy generally.’
  • 62) ‘There is absolutely no excuse or justification for such a backward and undemocratic step being taken.’
  • 63) ‘It was a backward step for women and for civil rights generally.’
  • 64) ‘The Scandinavian monarchies were transformed from poor and rather backward societies into prosperous agricultural democracies.’
  • 65) ‘A progressive president and a backward parliament rarely go well together.’
  • 66) ‘The first one suggests that the backward economies can make rapid progress by imitating the leaders.’
  • 67) ‘Rural poverty and backward agriculture will have to be tackled with, among other things, irrigation, power, communications and education.’
  • 68) ‘Given the extremely backward state of Polish agriculture, its small farming businesses are expected to die like flies.’
  • 69) ‘For example, you have in Mexico, poor people who are agriculturally backward.’
  • 70) ‘Life Institute of Technical Education is an advanced technical institute for physically challenged and economically backward persons.’
  • 71) ‘His volunteers used to visit each and every house to collect rice and other things just to give solace to the economically and socially backward persons.’
  • 72) ‘Let all those who plundered money in the name of running banks give loans to those economically backward people.’
  • 73) ‘It has often been seen that the people when they are economically backward, tend to lean on irrational habits and rituals to find some relief or an easy way out.’
  • 74) ‘Hailing from economically backward families, a steady source of income has immensely boosted the confidence levels of these women.’
  • 75) ‘Club members say that many of the children from the economically backward families were registered with the club.’
  • 76) ‘As part of its social service, the college has decided to induct 15 students from economically backward families and impart free education to them from this year.’
  • 77) ‘The programme stands out from the usual Government programmes of supporting the educational needs of the socially backward students by its very approach.’
  • 78) ‘They are educationally backward so they cannot afford higher professional education, which is growing more and more costly.’
  • 79) ‘So higher education is denied to the economically backward students.’
  • 80) ‘Chess is renowned for producing eccentric and socially backward individuals.’
  • 81) ‘Can we say she is ideologically backward or that she has backtracked to the status of household slave?’
  • 82) ‘I would like to bring to your kind notice the fact that in spite of being industrially backward, it has always been a great center of learning.’
  • 83) ‘Yet they remain educationally backward and are economically lagging far behind the others.’
  • 84) ‘Never being backward in coming forward, we invited along a few friends to find out for ourselves what this was all about with a carefully planned taste test, at least to begin with.’
  • 85) ‘He also isn't backward in backing his young charge for stardom - but there will be no sudden move into the pro ranks if gold is banked this week.’
  • 86) ‘But since John split with his long-term girlfriend he's not exactly being backward in coming forward.’
  • 87) ‘The officials have not been backward in promoting their environmental credentials.’
  • 88) ‘Why were you so backward in joining them?’
  • 89) ‘The company supports these bands all year round and logically they aren't backward in coming forward on the day they can return the favour.’
  • 90) ‘And, unlike previous announcements, he wasn't backward in providing the evidence.’
  • 91) ‘But he is not backward in suggesting Liberal and Labor are hopeless.’
  • 92) ‘You're not exactly backward in coming forward, are you?’
  • 93) ‘With this debut album arriving in her 50th year, you could say she has been a little backward in coming forward as a singer.’
  • 94) ‘And you were not backward in telling the truth about that third person.’
  • 95) ‘Certainly, the company is not backward in coming forward.’
  • 96) ‘Congressmen do not seem backward in proposing amendments; but they are backward in supporting amendments.’
  • 97) ‘But then the Danish toy company is never backward in coming forward in defence of its trademark rights.’
  • 98) ‘If she punched you in the shoulder, it hurt - and she wasn't backward in coming forward.’
  • 99) ‘She was possessed with a strong sense of social justice and was never backward in speaking out on important issues.’
  • 100) ‘It is your money, so never be backward in coming forward to ask for it.’
  • 101) ‘It appears to be a little backward in coming forward on this one.’
  • 102) ‘When it wins or finishes second in all people, it's not backward in boasting of that fact!’
  • 103) ‘Often I'd look at some other members and think you're not shy, you're not backward in the same way I am, some of you hardly ever shut up.’
  • 104) ‘This time the top-edge required a brilliant athletic catch from Akmal, as he sprinted from behind the stumps to a backward square-leg position.’
  • 105) ‘Time after time he rocked on to the back foot to send the ball whistling through mid wicket and backward point.’

Examples

  • 1) Allowing thriving schools to be undermined by the loss of their brightest pupils would be a backwards step.
  • 2) The mum was coming backwards and forwards, she was so distraught.
  • 3) We can't keep taking steps backwards.
  • 4) We've taken a step backwards today.
  • 5) On the 16th he pulled his second shot and had to play backwards on his way to a double bogey.
  • 6) But if you look backwards in the world of higher education and learning in general, these disciplinary separations are relatively recent.
  • 7) Many in the country, affronted by the tawdry detail, will feel football has moved backwards.
  • 8) Whether that's forwards or backwards, you decide.
  • 9) He added:'But it is a step backwards.
  • 10) He just looked backwards and barged in to the goalkeeper.
  • 11) The idea is that you lean forwards to go forwards and backwards to stop.
  • 12) Both outer rear seats can be moved forwards or backwards.
  • 13) You should aim to be able to run backwards for one mile within a few months.
  • 14) The tabloids have to take a step backwards and think about what they have done.
  • 15) They design their service backwards from the way most services are.
  • 16) He is not backwards about coming forwards.
  • 17) Take a big step backwards with the back leg.
  • 18) Decide what your end point will be and work your way backwards.
  • 19) Avoid the tendency to throw the weights upward or lean forwards or backwards.
  • 20) And it involves a continual flow of relevant information backwards and forwards between agent and investor.
  • 21) We have to move forward backwards.
  • 22) Maggie and Jem stepped backwards towards the door.
  • 23) It grew both ways, towards the toe and backwards towards the heel.
  • 24) The story unfolds in two parts, one which goes backwards and the other forwards.
  • 25) When we reached the crest and looked backwards, a glorious view was presented.
  • 26) The driver's seat moves forwards and backwards but not up and down.
  • 27) The kitchen maid began to move backwards, one cautious step at a time.
  • 28) Some weeks we moved a long way forward, some weeks we moved a long way backwards.
  • 29) The Replacements were infused with great energy but also looked backwards to classic rock.
  • 30) It seems that if you don't move forward with technology you end up moving backwards.
  • 31) I gripped on as the rollercoaster lunged backwards towards its final destination.
  • 32) I clip in and edge gingerly backwards towards the drop-off.
  • 33) He is to skip three times while repeating thrice the following sentence, and after repeating three times forwards and backwards: thus (_forwards_) -- 'Fear and dread shall fall upon them by the greatness of thine arm; they shall be as still as a stone'; thus (_backwards_) -- 'Still as a stone may they be; by the greatness of thine arm may fear and dread fall on them'; he then is to say to his neighbour three times, 'Peace be unto you,' and the neighbour is to respond three times, 'Unto you be peace.'
  • 34) '' We are definitely going in backwards from the way we wanted to, '' said Romo, who was 23-of-32 for 321 yards with two touchdowns.
  • 35) Amabo Kcarab!!! you say his name backwards and it opens a portal which sucks american jobs into oblivion
  • 36) Spirits in the Material World - The Police if you read the title backwards it says eciloP ehT - dlroW lairetaM eht ni stiripS
  • 37) The word backwards is also mirror-imaged, which typepad wouldn't let me do, but it all adds to the allure of the book, as does the lime gree ribbon bookmark, and offers plenty to talk about with children.
  • 38) Yep, my last name backwards is so horrible I won't even tell you what it is.
  • 39) Zemeks -- young, proud, not real-life worldly yet; that's ok, young Grasshopper -- you need to live a few more years on earth before you can engage me with your "real world" observations and advice; your name backwards is Skemez -- "schemes?" how you made it through school and interviews? it figures;
  • 40) ‘I started stepping backwards in the direction of the doors.’
  • 41) ‘I snarled and she took a step backwards, glancing at the naked blade in my hands.’
  • 42) ‘Devon's eyes widened in surprise at my sudden movements, and stumbled backwards when he caught me.’
  • 43) ‘He rocked forwards but when he tried to regain his balance he over done the movement and fell backwards.’
  • 44) ‘Faith pulled Ben backwards as his movements became jerky and desperate.’
  • 45) ‘The sudden movement sent me reeling backwards into a cabinet door, effectively knocking the wind out of me.’
  • 46) ‘He pushed the chair backwards with his sudden movement, producing a very loud noise.’
  • 47) ‘Ushered to the sides, fans glance backwards and, catching sight of the Welsh players, clap and cheer.’
  • 48) ‘It is quite hard, however, to write about the one without a nervous glance backwards at the other.’
  • 49) ‘He was wearing dark clothing and had no cycle lights, and was hit by the police car as he glanced backwards.’
  • 50) ‘She turned and glanced backwards, finding that the pair had stopped squabbling and were then noticing the company.’
  • 51) ‘Feeling there was something behind him, he glanced backwards and saw that he was being followed by a gigantic black figure.’
  • 52) ‘I glanced backwards, even though it was impossible for anyone in the back to hear anything of what was being said.’
  • 53) ‘I nodded and left the room, with a worried glance backwards at the woman who was still sitting on the couch, looking so miserable and helpless.’
  • 54) ‘Irene glanced backwards and saw that there was no man there.’
  • 55) ‘Lex shot him a glance and scampered backwards, stumbling over Clark.’
  • 56) ‘Ignatious began to roll his chair backwards, towards the door.’
  • 57) ‘I sort of guessed something was wrong when I parked on a steep hill, put the handbrake full on and promptly rolled backwards.’
  • 58) ‘As I rolled backwards into the warm waters I was surprised to the point of grunting in contentment.’
  • 59) ‘Rob ran backwards towards the river, trying to beat it about the head with the remaining 18 inches of stick.’
  • 60) ‘His second shot landed on the green, 10 feet short, but checked and rolled backwards off the green.’
  • 61) ‘Did you know that if you audio tape an episode, and run the tape backwards… it makes more sense?’
  • 62) ‘To correct for this, players can attempt to put English on the ball, making it roll backwards, forwards or to either side once it's on the ground.’
  • 63) ‘As if in slow motion, the ball rolled backwards.’
  • 64) ‘Suddenly, as if it had a will of its own, the ball rolled backwards, building speed.’
  • 65) ‘I was beginning to go a little cross-eyed when quite suddenly the ball was rolling backwards.’
  • 66) ‘Hi, Emma, now I am going to put this over your nose and I need you to count backwards from twenty.’
  • 67) ‘He follows the Prologue with a tale told backwards, in reverse chronological order.’
  • 68) ‘The first half of the book portrays this event; so we must turn to the middle and run the leaves backwards to get the order of the procession.’
  • 69) ‘He was going to fly the airplane backwards using reverse engine thrust!’
  • 70) ‘The driver reversed the van backwards, but there were cars behind us and we couldn't go back further.’
  • 71) ‘She threw the van into reverse and sped backwards, gaining enough distance that she could turn the big van around and flee from the scene of battle.’
  • 72) ‘She flung open her backpack which she put on backwards in order to look through it.’
  • 73) ‘So I had to resort to counting the alphabet backwards.’
  • 74) ‘Count backwards from the date you plan to transplant to calculate seed starting date.’
  • 75) ‘How long do you need to memorize 30 digits and then count them backwards?’
  • 76) ‘Count the hours with the water-measure until dawn, then count backwards to the time of the birth.’
  • 77) ‘Grace sighed, silently counting backwards from ten, trying to suppress her emotions and giving herself a few moments to gather her thoughts.’
  • 78) ‘A three-digit number was presented and participants were instructed to count backwards by threes for 10 seconds.’
  • 79) ‘The women had to do such things as recall paragraphs, name as many animals as they could in 1 minute, and count backwards.’
  • 80) ‘My anger management counselor told me that in time like these, I need to sit back, and calmly count backwards from ten.’
  • 81) ‘He started to count backwards from today's date in his head but, with a rapid twitch of his head, forced himself to stop.’
  • 82) ‘If May 15th is your target date you should count backwards on the calendar 100 days.’
  • 83) ‘Please note that in order to win, you MUST turn your baseball cap backwards determinedly while staring your opponent down.’
  • 84) ‘It actually sounded like it was spoken backwards, so we played it in reverse.’
  • 85) ‘She then wrote down the alphabet backwards, each corresponding to the first twenty six numbers.’
  • 86) ‘More importantly, both songs look backwards to long-ago battles.’
  • 87) ‘A failure to follow through on their unspoken promise might well pitch Ukraine backwards into the past from which it is emerging.’
  • 88) ‘However, my mind tends to frequently wander backwards into the past or else goes racing off into the future.’
  • 89) ‘They looked backwards to a classical past rather than biblical precedent to provide new political ideologies with intellectual credibility and authority.’
  • 90) ‘Moving backwards to the past, she was a graduate at 21 and a signed-up R&B star at 22.’
  • 91) ‘On the one hand, we are driven outwards and onwards into the future; on the other, we are pulled inwards and backwards to the past.’
  • 92) ‘Looking at the world of children is not looking backwards at our own pasts - it's looking ahead.’
  • 93) ‘The quest for an origin leads us forever backwards into the past.’
  • 94) ‘So if we think on that time scale, if we think as far ahead as geologists are accustomed to think backwards into the past, then it's not crazy.’
  • 95) ‘The other two look backwards over porn's not so illustrious past.’
  • 96) ‘How easy of a relationship will that be, especially since Venus is now turning backwards, looking at her past mistakes, misadventures and memories?’
  • 97) ‘We can travel north or south, east and west, but we can only go forwards in time to the future, not backwards in time to the past.’
  • 98) ‘It enables us to move backwards, to view the past through a certain shade of tinted glasses.’
  • 99) ‘Life is not supposed to go backwards and suck you back into the past because there is where you will find how they became who they were and you will fall more in love.’
  • 100) ‘It's not that you're going backwards in time, it's that you visit the past.’
  • 101) ‘The real progression of the movie is a progression backwards, further and further into the past.’
  • 102) ‘The story takes an unexpected turn when it suddenly speeds backwards in time, reversing all the images just seen and landing back at the beginning.’
  • 103) ‘Speech after speech, motion after motion looks backwards to the 50s when patients and politicians knew their place; and doctors were men.’
  • 104) ‘This means that individuals often look backwards to their origins in order to find themselves, rather than to their own lives and activities.’
  • 105) ‘Here we have the Government taking a huge step backwards towards compulsory trade unionism.’
  • 106) ‘With the advent of the left, state intervention in the economy took a step backwards.’
  • 107) ‘It is not just that there will be no progress on reform on which to report next month; it is that the euro zone and its largest economy have gone backwards.’
  • 108) ‘The ACCI stated that Labor's policy could send the Australian economy backwards and compromise economic development.’
  • 109) ‘The truth is that free trade is taking our economy and society backwards.’
  • 110) ‘So, if to make the world a better place for all, the entire world must take a massive leap backwards, is that not potentially far worse?’
  • 111) ‘We're seeing a majority of Torontonians slide backwards economically and into despair.’
  • 112) ‘Huge areas of the world have gone backwards in social and economic terms in the last few decades.’
  • 113) ‘Other indicators show the region slipping backwards both economically and socially.’
  • 114) ‘Ultimately they tune out, and the social justice movement takes another step backwards.’
  • 115) ‘It would be a step backwards, and he rarely takes a step backwards without having one or two forward movements up his sleeve.’
  • 116) ‘In summary, we believe that this bill takes a few steps forward in the right direction, but it also takes a few steps backwards.’
  • 117) ‘If we have to take a step backwards in order to take two steps forward, then so be it.’
  • 118) ‘Productivity rates have gone backwards over the past year.’
  • 119) ‘That is at the lineout, which has been a vital phase of play in the past two matches and remains the only area where Scotland have arguably gone backwards in the past year.’
  • 120) ‘The dangers of moving backwards are clear for an administration fixated with past mistakes.’
  • 121) ‘Productivity's been going backwards in Australia for the past year.’
  • 122) ‘Now looking at the performance of the Indian side over the past two games, we seem to have gone backwards instead of rectifying the mistakes of the World Cup.’
  • 123) ‘Rather than expanding services to cater for its population explosion, the town has taken a major step backwards over the past thirty years.’
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