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He was thrown backwards by the force of the explosion.
I glanced backwards over my shoulder to see if anyone was following me.
Count backwards from ten to one.
Let’s work backwards through all the steps to see where we went wrong.
Your skirt is on backwards.
It’s only by looking backwards that we can understand how these rivalries developed.
With these new weaker pollution controls, the government seems to be moving backwards.