upwards of

adverb
variants: or less commonly upward of

Definition of upwards of

: more than : in excess of they cost upwards of $25

Examples of upwards of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One piece of debris would hit a satellite, and that impact — much like a car crash, except at orbital speeds upwards of 17,000 miles an hour — could generate hundreds, if not thousands, of new pieces of debris in its own right. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Space is becoming too crowded, Rocket Lab CEO warns," 7 Oct. 2020 As of Friday, the California Department of Public Health had recorded more than 802,000 cases and upwards of 15,500 deaths. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "San Diego proceeds with 'Spooktacular' Halloween event while other California parks remain closed," 29 Sep. 2020 The past four presidential elections in Belarus – all of which Lukashenko won with upwards of 80% of the vote – were not recognized as free and fair. Tatsiana Kulakevich, The Conversation, "Belarus’ embattled leader secretly inaugurated himself, sparking new protests and global backlash," 28 Sep. 2020 The tubes are also likely up to 100 feet wide and upwards of 25 miles long. Fox News, "Massive lava tubes on Mars and the moon could be home to life, researchers find," 16 Aug. 2020 Imagine if upwards of 25% more revenue could be allocated to nurturing talent, sustainable sourcing, or operational development—all of which the fashion industry has become notorious for neglecting in recent years. Misha Nonoo, Fortune, "Fashion businesses are no longer a worthwhile investment," 11 Aug. 2020 In May of 2018, the brands — one of which sells hoodies for upwards of £700 while the other offers high tops for £55 — released a sneaker called the Chuck Taylor All-Star Vulcanised Hi for the fair price of £130. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Telfar Shopping Bags Highlight The Issue With Buying From Resellers," 10 Aug. 2020 Expect to pay upwards of $60 to $100 for a limited data plan that probably won’t be enough to stream movies every night of the month. Dallas News, "Trying to watch Netflix in your RV? Streaming on the road can be tricky — and expensive," 9 July 2020 In that first week of tracking, daily admissions for the new coronavirus were upwards of 250 per day. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "New COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado hit lowest point since tracking began," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of upwards of

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upwards of was in 1683

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22 Nov 2020

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“Upwards of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwards%20of. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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