backward from

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  • A girl with a looking-glass in her hand steps backward from the door out into the yard. Cited from The Book of Hallowe'en, by Ruth Edna Kelley
  • The plan is worked backward from a completion date with each task starting as late as possible.
  • When he heard that the ark had been taken, he fell backward from off his seat and died. Cited from Mother Stories from the Old Testament, by Anonymous
  • He took a step or two backward from her. Cited from Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, by Charles Major
  • Just before the sun rose I turned and looked backward from a high bridge that recrossed the river. Cited from The Path to Rome, by Hilaire Belloc
  • By working backward from the end one can determine whether there is a forced win, the position is a draw or is lost.
  • The captain went staggering backward from the force of his effort and the weight of the door. Cited from The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service, by James R. Driscoll
  • He stooped down and picked up another stone, taking a good look backward from his stooping position. Cited from The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz, by Frank Fowler
  • Turning our faces toward the ladies, we moved backward from the room, and went with the duke to the dinner hall. Cited from Yolanda: Maid of Burgandy, by Charles Major
  • As he had stepped backward from her, Nature had asserted the earlier right to him. Cited from The Bride of the Mistletoe, by James Lane Allen
  • At its conclusion -- a short remove backward from where it began -- occurred the conversation already partly reported. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II, by Ambrose Bierce
  • Let the arms swing backward from their natural position, with the palm of the hands turned toward the front; head raised. Cited from Delsarte System of Oratory, by Francois Delsarte et al.
  • This is looking backward from a day when kings were reigning over the children of Israel. Cited from Who Wrote the Bible?, by Washington Gladden
  • She stepped backward from the desk so that he need not be vexed by any sense of her. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • And in that Love-Land everything was done the other way, just backward from our way, and yourself came second instead of first. Cited from Mary Cary, by Kate Langley Bosher
  • Frequently the sound of laughter came backward from them. Cited from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic
  • "George, oh, George, how came you here?" she asked, drawing backward from the arm reached out to touch her. Cited from Bad Hugh, by Mary Jane Holmes
  • The aboriginal inhabitants, the Indians, found themselves pressed ever backward from the coast. Cited from Great Events by Famous Historians, V12,Ed. Johnson
  • Varney gave her a last look, stamping her face upon his mind, and took a step backward from the gate. Cited from Captivating Mary Carstairs, Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • When the record was finally exhausted, he arose, staggered backward from the table, and fell-dead. Cited from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe V5[Raven Edition]
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