[ US /ˈbækwɝdz/ ]
[ UK /bˈækwədz/ ]
  1. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
    the child put her jersey on backward
    it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
  2. at or to or toward the back or rear
    he moved back
    tripped when he stepped backward
    she looked rearward out the window of the car
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How To Use backwards In A Sentence

  • Lift your feet a few inches off the floor and slowly rock backwards and forwards. Healthy By Nature
  • I have found that a tool guided by a straight-edge, and "jiggered" backwards and forwards, makes by far the best lines for blind-tool work. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books A handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians
  • He wears his cap backwards and spits rhymes with fierce energy and unbridled theatrics. The Harvard Crimson :: News
  • What about the other evidence about him in the toilet pacing backwards and forwards, with expletives and asking everyone who came in for a line of drugs - speed?
  • Every single one of his intended blows was blocked and parried, even when the man tripped and fell backwards.
  • Honsha carries are a sword with a snaky curved blade and a short dagger - like weapon with a slightly longer hilt and a blade curved backwards.
  • Enemies struck by gunfire don't just fall over backwards; they jet blood like the lawn sprinkler in Hell, then collapse into a heap.
  • It's not just the flummery - the full-bottomed wigs, men walking backwards and so on - but the way this exercise in constitutional theatre is playing to the wrong audience.
  • And, depending on the ball point, can flip over backwards.
  • Then he arose and clomb the mast to see an there were any escape from that strait; and he would have loosed the sails; but the wind redoubled upon the ship and whirled her round thrice and drave her backwards; whereupon her rudder brake and she fell off towards a high mountain. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
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