upwards of

upwards of

Also, upward of. More than, in excess of, as in Upwards of 30,000 spectators filled the ballpark. [c. 1600]
See also: of, upward
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And Brittles has been gone upwards of an hour, has he?
And seeing, by the bye, that Brittles had been a slow boy for upwards of thirty years, there appeared no great probability of his ever being a fast one.
The width of the river, which was upwards of a mile, its extreme shallowness, the frequency of quicksands, and various other characteristics, had at length made them sensible of their errors with respect to it, and they now came to the correct conclusion, that they were on the banks of the Platte or Shallow River.
They continued on for upwards of a hundred miles; with vast prairies extending before them as they advanced; sometimes diversified by undulating hills, but destitute of trees.
The homes of the Military and Artisan classes were inspected in a course of visitations extending through upwards of a year; and during that period every town, village, and hamlet was systematically purged of that excess of the lower orders which had been brought about by the neglect to pay the tribute of Criminals to the Schools and University, and by the violation of the other natural Laws of the Constitution of Flatland.
I have heard upwards of ten score of windlasses spring like one into clanking life in the dead of night, filling the Downs with a panic-struck sound of anchors being torn hurriedly out of the ground at the first breath of his approach.
They shoot and kill upwards of 200 foxes every year each, you only need five or six shooters to kill over a thousand foxes every year, what chance does the beautiful rural fox have of surviving this scale of slaughter?
The number of respondents who reported working upwards of 50 hours per week also fell significantly, dropping to 35.
Potential star of the section is a portrait of a girl by Alexis Harlamoff (1842-1915), which is valued upwards of PS25,000.
Bids on treasury bills and bonds released by the Central Bank of Egypt for the Ministry of Finance were estimated to value upwards of EGP 3bn for a period of 182 days.
Parents come with their kids [ages 10 and up], and we have adults upwards of 70," says Green.
Currently operates 12 trucks and produces upwards of 20,000 meters of concrete per year, resulting in annual revenue upwards of $7 million.
Priced upwards of Rs 800, these can be used as centrepieces and also to serve food and beverages.
According to Datahold, the appointment, which commences immediately, involves Datahold building and managing a database of upwards of 2 million records.