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

  Backward \Back"ward\, Backwards \Back"wards\, adv. [Back, adv. +
     1. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride
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     2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms
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     3. On the back, or with the back downward.
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              Thou wilt fall backward.              --Shak.
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     4. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
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              Some reigns backward.                 --Locke.
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     5. By way of reflection; reflexively. --Sir J. Davies.
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     6. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame,
        from religion to sin.
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              The work went backward.               --Dryden.
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     7. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction;
        contrarily; as, to read backwards.
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              We might have . . . beat them backward home. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back";
             "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward
             out the window of the car" [syn: back, backward,
             backwards, rearward, rearwards] [ant: forrad,
             forrard, forward, forwards, frontward,
      2: in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal;
         "it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like
         `seize' and `siege'"; "the child put her jersey on backward"
         [syn: backward, backwards]

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