upwards of

variants: or less commonly upward of

Definition of upwards of

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

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Fares are normally upward of $900, but United and ANA are offering round-trip deals as low as $462. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Bangkok from $462 Round-Trip," 22 Aug. 2018 The Camp Fire alone racked upward of $13 billion in losses, according to CoreLogic, a property analytics firm. Umair Irfan, Vox, "What we learned from the disasters that hammered the US in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Online grocery shopping could grow five-fold over the next decade, with American consumers spending upward of $100 billion on food-at-home items by 2025, according to a recent report. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries," 14 Nov. 2018 That raised the total tab to upward of $27 billion, more than twice the original estimate. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Future of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant Remains Uncertain Amid Talks," 25 Sep. 2018 Oil and gas mergers and acquisitions are expected to surge with upwards of $50 billion in new U.S. deals for the rest of the year following a spring lull, according to a new report. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Report: Oil and gas M&A to surge in late 2018," 10 July 2018 In a little more than 24 hours, the Tweet has been shared more than 5.6k times and liked by upwards of 17k users. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Moving Photo of Braves Fan Holding Umbrella for Marine Corps Junior ROTC Cadet Goes Viral," 29 May 2018 The company will spend upwards of $8 billion on content in 2018, with 85% of new spending being poured into original programming, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Todd Spangler, chicagotribune.com, "Netflix is now more valuable than Disney," 24 May 2018 Neither Sanders or Booker has tallied up a price tag yet, but Darity estimated that a full guarantee would require upwards of $750 billion annually, with the average expenditure, per worker, figured at between $50,000 and $60,000. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "Why a 'federal jobs guarantee' is gaining steam with Democrats," 26 Apr. 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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