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adv. or down·wards (-wərdz)
1. In, to, or toward a lower place, level, or position: floating downward.
2. Toward a lower position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale: slid downward into poverty.
3. Toward the feet or lower parts: clothed from the waist downward.
4. Toward a lower amount, degree, or rank: stocks plummeted downward.
5. From a prior source or earlier time: passed downward through the ages.
Directed toward a lower place or position: downward movement.

down′ward·ly adv.
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Adv.1.downwardly - spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
up, upward, upwardly, upwards - spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"
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Near the root of this trunk was an immense quantity of black shaggy hair- more than could have been supplied by the coats of a score of buffaloes; and projecting from this hair downwardly and laterally, sprang two gleaming tusks not unlike those of the wild boar, but of infinitely greater dimensions.
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We have downwardly revised our current account surplus forecast to 1.
Payrolls for businesses with 49 or fewer employees increased by 95,000 jobs in December, up from November's downwardly revised 72,000.
In addition to supply glut, a record crude inventory build in the US, a strong USD, slowing Chinese oil demand growth and downwardly revised global economic growth have all pressured oil futures, showed the OPEC report.
The helicopter was wobbling at a height of about 700 metres and came downwardly," said Ram Gopal, a villager.
BMI downwardly revised its forecast following negative growth in several key product categories during Q113 and questions remain about the sustainability of consumption in the absence of strong wage growth.
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