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  • adj. In the direction of the sky, upwards.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. toward the sky


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  • A wide fissure, with hopelessly vertical sides, yawned skywards from a foam-white vortex where the mad waters shot their level a dozen feet upward and dropped it as abruptly to the black depths of battered rock and writhing weed.

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  • After the anti-climax of Nasa's upper atmosphere research satellite UARS falling into the Pacific ocean, rather than on anyone's head, it will be only a few weeks until we need to start anxiously peering skywards once more for the return of Rosat, a German x-ray satellite telescope.

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  • On a cool overcast day in the California desert, the Dane threw both arms skywards to celebrate her second title of the year, having also triumphed at the Dubai championships last month.

    Caroline Wozniacki wins 14th WTA title with victory in Indian Wells

  • Five poets were beheaded that day, their heads rolled off the scaffold to the dirt and faced skywards; the heads were smiling, the executioner, putting down his obscenely large scythe was aghast at the sprites, nymphs and muses that oozed out of the dead poet's necks; shook off blood and proceeded to whistle pretty songs of poems that would never be written down or read by anyone.

    Hag Masses

  • By any standards it is a remarkable rise – but it is made more so because Fey is rocketing skywards as a successful woman in the overwhelmingly male-dominated world of comedy.

    Tina Fey has the last laugh as she conquers the male world of comedy

  • You are that bottle of syrup that will never empty because you are from the heart of the source, growing skywards each day.


  • When Zanganeh follows two pages accurately describing Nabokov's detestation of the most harmless speculation about his married life with a sketch of how VN might have entered his wife's room in Montreux to find her "lying naked, supine, gray-blue eyes lifted skywards", one may assume that a point about the necessary indecency of a writer's voyeurism, as opposed to a journalist's or biographer's, is being made.

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  • The first scrum collapsed and yielded a free-kick for England, the second headed skywards and produced a penalty for Wales, which James Hook could not quite land from 50 metres.

    Six Nations 2011: Wales 19-26 England | Six Nations match report

  • You could try the vole's eye-view, laying the camera with a wide angle lens on the ground, pointing skywards to capture the tracery of grasses and flowers on a blue canvas.

    Make hay meadow photos while the sun shines | Phil Gates

  • This sign is executed by extending one hand above the head pointing skywards, and the other extended downwards pointing to the earth.

    Hand Signed | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles


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