What does the word downward mean?

Usage examples for downward

  1. When, sitting in her favorite nook, she turned her eyes downward, she overlooked the broad gardens and fields of her father and uncle, stretching on the right and left of the stream along the gentle slope of the mountain, and the narrow plain by the sea. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I was borne so high that I could not see the earth, and then carried downward so swiftly that I lost my senses. – Favorite Fairy Tales by Logan Marshall
  3. Then downward, like those old Italian lovers. – Ideala by Sarah Grand