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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Harvin faces upwards of 20 years in prison if convicted of wire fraud. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, "Hartford Nonprofit President Charged With Stealing Federal Funds," 12 June 2018 The final report could take upwards of a year, depending on what information investigators uncover, Price said. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Pilot’s body recovered from crash site on Whittier mountainside," 14 May 2018 Most of those individuals had lived in the US upwards of 15 to 20 years. Tal Kopan, CNN, "DHS terminations of protected status ignored diplomats' recommendations, report says," 9 May 2018 The wraps lasts upwards of a year, eliminating the need for a throwaway Ziploc. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Earth-Friendly Gear You Can Feel Good About Buying," 17 Apr. 2018 Redevelopment is expected to take upwards of two years. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Blue House, One of Dallas’ Oldest Surviving Homes, Is Ready For Its New Life Just Two Blocks Away," 30 Mar. 2018 Either trading Anthony or buying him out and using the stretch provision could save the Thunder upwards of $100 million. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "With His OKC Era Waning, Carmelo Anthony Must Pick Between Two Clear Free-Agency Paths," 6 July 2018 Here's a snapshot: While humans have about 6 million olfactory receptors in their noses, dog noses contain upwards of 300 million. Southern Living, "10 Things You Should Know About Your Dog," 3 July 2018 Consumers in Alaska have spent upwards of $100 million at pot shops since legal marijuana sales began in Alaska in Oct. 2016, according to the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Marijuana tax increase fails at Anchorage assembly," 29 June 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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