Soon after this he heard the giant walking backward and forward in the next room, and saying to himself: "Though here you lodge with me this night, You shall not see the morning light; My club shall dash your brains out quite.
At this moment a big dog bounded forward from the thicket, and another and another; they barked loudly, and ran backward and forward.
It was still wobbling, but apparently tending to steady under the combined influence of the downward pull of the heavy head and the backward drag of the winged tail.
That rotary upward and backward swing was absolutely necessary for getting distance with, and without it there was no way that forty or fifty pound infant could have been hurled the fifteen feet or more which still intervened.
It is not the timid bird that one is disposed to consider it when watching its backward and forward movements among low shrubbery on such occasions.
The utmost circumspection and vigilance are always exercised in these backward movements.
The authors of the latter nest were very cautious and retiring, seldom venturing out during the day, but were continually moving backward and forward at night, as evidenced by their loud, rattling cries.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Leave them out, and we take the same backward step that our fathers took when they left out slavery.
Sir William Jones tells us that the Hindoo laws declared that women should have no political independence--and there is many a backward Yankee who don't know any better than to agree with the Hindoos.
Borrowing this creature's mossy legs, two or three gentlemen in Washington are seeking to fix these upon the Federal Constitution, to make that instrument walk backward in like style.
To sum up, it is thanks solely to the obstinate persistence ofbackward methods in Russian agriculture that the nobility is able to maintain its position.
Jim found his arms twisted backwardand upward until his bones cracked and his joints came loose; with wrists pinioned behind his shoulder-blades and walking on his toes he was propelled into the street.
His mind, in working backward to the splendid world of the past, the world in which his chief had played such heroic and stirring parts, his heart had been comforted--or at any rate lightened.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "backward" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.