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 for Upward of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upward \Up"ward\, Upwards \Up"wards\, adv. [AS. upweardes. See
     Up-, and -wards.]
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     1. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher
        place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed
        to downward; as, to tend or roll upward. --I. Watts.
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              Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking
              upward, we speak and prevail.         --Hooker.
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     2. In the upper parts; above.
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              Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,
              And down ward fish.                   --Milton.
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     3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
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              From twenty years old and upward.     --Num. i. 3.
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     Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above.
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              I have been your wife in this obedience
              Upward of twenty years.               --Shak.
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