over backward

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  • Suddenly they also saw him throw up his hands and fall over backward. Cited from The Dozen from Lakerim, by Rupert Hughes
  • We stand up so straight that we fall over backward. Cited from Army Boys on German Soil, by Homer Randall
  • The wide circle should be made not only in coming down but in going back forward and over backward. Cited from How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions, Curry
  • "Look out you don't fall over backward trying to stand up straight!" he said. Cited from The Iron Woman, by Margaret Deland
  • While thus occupied, Beauty got his arms loose, and threw him over backward. Cited from Omoo, by Herman Melville
  • He went over backward into the bottom of the boat. Cited from The Vision Splendid, by William MacLeod Raine
  • He opened the door and nearly fell over backward. Cited from La-bas, by J. K. Huysmans
  • She was so surprised she fell right over backward! Cited from The Japanese Twins, by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • At that the dog went right over backward, all four legs in the air, like a wooden dog. Cited from Children of the Wild, by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • He went over backward, the young man's fingers on his throat. Cited from Port O' Gold, by Louis John Stellman
  • She who was lying on top instantly fell over backward. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • If he held his head up firmly, it would with a sudden lapse fall away over backward. Cited from Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor, Vol. 1, ed. by Masson
  • Off it came so suddenly that both little kittens rolled over backward. Cited from Five Little Friends, by Sherred Willcox Adams
  • And so quickly did it cease that both boys went over backward in a heap. Cited from Five Thousand Miles Underground, by Roy Rockwood
  • Tommy Thompson had gone over backward and taken to the water head first. Cited from The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea, by Janet Aldridge
  • He went screaming straight into the air, hung there a long instant, and fell over backward. Cited from A Daughter of the Dons, by William MacLeod Raine
  • He needed only a clairvoyant who was not so upright that he fell over backward. Cited from Somewhere in France and Other Stories, by Richard Harding Davis
  • Then, again, he would turn over backward and slide down head first to the bottom of the pole. Cited from The Story of a Monkey on a Stick, by Laura Lee Hope
  • He had to jump for her -- she went over backward. Cited from The Turmoil, A novel, by Booth Tarkington
  • Then he fell over backward into the mud, and I had a good laugh at him -- afterwards. Cited from Dick in the Everglades, by A. W. Dimock
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