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skyward

[skahy-werd] /ˈskaɪ wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, skywards. toward the sky.
adjective
2.
directed toward the sky.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; sky + -ward
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Examples from the web for skyward
  • The cherubs looked ever skyward as fire sent the roof crashing in shards to the floor.
  • Its combination-lock latches flipped skyward with a gratifying snap.
  • Those tempted to flash a laser skyward for a good laugh might want to think twice.
  • Ordinarily, when prices spike skyward, the world's non-cartel spigots open wide.
  • Nature has long since disappeared, replaced by the sight of gray metal protruding skyward and delving deep underground.
  • In the distance, lava also bursts skyward during the eruption, which has now lasted for almost two weeks.
  • The ladders pointed skyward, focusing on the clouds.
  • Get vertical-five pitches skyward, to be precise-before winter shackles you to an indoor wall.
  • Tourists looking skyward may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or a golden eagle.
  • Firefighters frantically cranked a rescue ladder, which rose slowly skyward-then stopped at the sixth floor, fully extended.
British Dictionary definitions for skyward

skyward

/ˈskaɪwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or moving towards the sky
adverb
2.
Also skywards. towards the sky
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