downhill

[ adverb, adjective doun-hil; noun doun-hil ]SEE DEFINITION OF downhill

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He took Allister from Kirsty, and we sped away, for it was all downhill now.

Yet, if she does not set her face against "Gadarening," we are all bound for downhill.

It was a downhill run, with their hopes rising every moment.

If it was downhill to the city it would be uphill coming back.

The return journey was accomplished in about a quarter of an hour, for it was all downhill.

Yes, Gedge,” said Bracy drearily; “it is all downhill now to the end.

From the Burghmuir, all the way to the Grassmarket and the Cowgate, was downhill.

As he rode upon it downhill, it did not go well, and he grumbled.

Only thirty acres—just the garden, all downhill, and some fields.

Away, away, uphill and downhill they tore as fast as the wind.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (n.); 1650s (adv.), 1727 (adj.), from down (adv.) + hill. Meaning "a downhill skiing race" is from 1960.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOWNHILL

down

adjectivebelow; physically lower
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