a) in an upward manner
b) towards a higher level, position or status

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  • upwardly — adv. Upwardly is used with these adjectives: ↑mobile …   Collocations dictionary

  • upwardly — upward ► ADVERB (also upwards) ▪ towards a higher point or level. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ moving or leading towards a higher point or level. ● upwards of Cf. ↑upwards of DERIVATIVES upwardly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • upwardly — adv. in an upward direction. Phrases and idioms: upwardly mobile able or aspiring to advance socially or professionally …   Useful english dictionary

  • upwardly — adverb see upward II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • upwardly — See upward. * * * …   Universalium

  • upwardly — adv. toward a higher place or position, up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • upwardly — up·ward·ly …   English syllables

  • upwardly mobile — ˌupwardly ˈmobile adjective moving up through the social classes and becoming richer: • young, upwardly mobile professionals * * * upwardly mobile UK US adjective ► someone who is upwardly mobile is moving or has moved into a higher social… …   Financial and business terms

  • upwardly mobile — adj moving up through the social classes and becoming richer ▪ the upwardly mobile middle classes >.upward mo bility n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upwardly (or downwardly) mobile — moving to a higher (or lower) social class. → mobile …   English new terms dictionary

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