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 Food and Cargo is worth upwards of $63 for three adults and one child with drinks, depending on what guests order. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 While doling out $700 doesn't seem like too much of a deal, these flights can usually run upwards of $1,300. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Nov. 2021 Like many countries worldwide, the Australian government has embarked on massive critical infrastructure reform, allocating upwards of $140 billion to a range of projects. Susan Galer, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 With some research and knowledge from his early days working at an auction house, Berkus found the piano was built during World War II and is now worth upwards of $100,000 dollars. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 The government would purchase these properties below market rate, but could still spend upwards of € 30 billion ($35 billion USD) according to city parliament estimates. Camille Squires, Quartz, 28 Sep. 2021 Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune, said the money new owners could earn for the league with an expansion fee could be upwards of $2 billion. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Purdue last year announced a settlement agreement in the face of thousands of lawsuits that the company claims would put upwards of $10 to $12 billion toward the opioid epidemic, and included a $3 billion commitment from the Sackler family. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, 21 Oct. 2020 Canceling the 2020 Big Ten football season will cost the conference upwards of $1 billion. Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Aug. 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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4 Dec 2021

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“Upwards of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwards%20of. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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