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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Roy said the anniversary gala scheduled for Oct. 3 at the Palace Hotel is the organization’s big annual fundraising event and could bring in upward of $450,000. Phil Matier, SFChronicle.com, "SF top Dem Campos wants Shanti to pull award to Dede Wilsey — cites GOP fundraiser," 28 Aug. 2019 The event generally attracts upwards of 450 students from around the state. Anchorage Daily News, "The healing power of community: NYO coach leads the way in reviving healthy cultural traditions in Southeast Alaska," 27 Aug. 2019 For example, auditors suggested that the department could increase patrol staffing upwards of 700 officers at all seven subdivisions to a total of 2,109 patrol officers. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, "Dallas police Chief U. Renée Hall back from medical leave, aiming to cure what ails her department," 26 Aug. 2019 Rasmussen estimated that upwards of 50% of physicians are either skeptical of the utility of telemedicine or don’t know how to use it. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Digital diagnosis on the rise: Telemedicine connects more NE Ohio doctors with patients," 25 Aug. 2019 For a big title like A Star Is Born, bringing in talent and hosting events on the Lido may have cost Warner Bros. upward of $800,000 — on par with the price tag for a launch in Cannes. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "$800K and Up: Is Venice Film Fest Worth It for Studios?," 23 Aug. 2019 Many international business class tickets price upwards of $5,000 round-trip from the U.S., and top $10,000 in some cases. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Best Business Class Seats, and How to Fly Them on Points and Miles," 21 Aug. 2019 The Peregrine, which was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver upwards of 14 NASA payloads, will launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in 2021. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Rocket That Will Carry the Next Lander to the Moon," 20 Aug. 2019 Sometimes there were upward of sixty people at meetings. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires," 19 Aug. 2019

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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