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adjective as in lofty

adjective as in overhead

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adjective as in sky-high

adjective as in uphill

adjective as in upward

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adverb as in upward

preposition as in up

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Aluminum prices have jumped to the highest in 10 years, driven skyward in part by a crackdown on energy usage in China.

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In another, two bodies fell from the plane as it climbed skyward.

Vent discharges, however, occurred only when ash-rich plumes with volcanic lightning rocketed skyward at velocities greater than about 55 meters per second.

Indeed, despite Warren’s 19th-century epiphany that the mummy in his care, named Padihershef, was a human being, the corpse remains under a glass case at the old surgical ward of the hospital, his head still unwrapped, staring forever skyward.

In time, these species evolved to grow skyward in dense communities that now blocked the sun from the forest floor.

Hoist that big historical asterisk skyward and place it next to his name.

I asked, watching buzzards, white-backed vultures, and tawny eagles corkscrew skyward on thermals.

On Beach 130th Street just below the fire scene, two portable police searchlights powered by a generator were pointed skyward.

But the mood in America—and the confidence levels at the White House—have zoomed skyward.

Two balloons floated skyward in front of the Canadian Pacific building.

Also rising here and there in the expanse, clouds that wind skyward, spreading out in a powdery mist.

He experimented carefully, floating the rocks at different angles and then hurtling them skyward.

He looked at the smashed automobiles, some with their four wheels pointing skyward like the stiffened legs of dead animals.

The broncho's back arched like a bow, and the saddle went skyward.

The man stopped, uttered an absurd little grunt, and thrust pudgy arms skyward.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skyward, such as: soaring, towering, aerial, airy, high-rise, and lifted.

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