Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being internal; the state of being interior; inwardness.
- n. uncountable The condition of being internal or internalized.
- n. countable A thing that is internal relative to something else.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being internal or within; interiority.
- n. preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
“Basically, most things that we can tax in this way have clearly defined negative externalities (you know, 1: 1,000,000 kids go retarded for each barrel of toxic sludge, so you slap a cost on that and pass it on to the guy who makes the sludge), and a clearly definite positive internality.”
“Narcissistic sensitivity, however, is focused solely on the subtle nuances one's own internality, and resists looking at hard, uncomfortable truths that may upset the self image.”
“The device itself acts as a mask between the user and the outside world, expressing the internality of the human-device interaction.”
“Like the displaced internality affirmed earlier in the mutual adjustment of wind and harp, the poet is himself displaced in time and space.”
“Between [Tilda] Swinton's wounded, watchful eyes and [Amber] Tamblyn's soft internality emerges something that transcends the inherently stale nature of their transactions.”
“This is the ˜internality thesis™, that all intelligibilia are internal to intellect and the objects of sense perception are external.”
“Instead of ascribing to Bradley the doctrine of internality, it would therefore be better to see him as advocating a”
“Further, Bradley does uniformly reject the reality of external relations, and it is easy, though not logically inevitable, to interpret this as a commitment to the doctrine of internality.”
“Van Sant makes liberal use of slow motion and extended static shots, drawing out these contemplative interludes into lengthy studies of Alex's internality and disconnection.”
“These items sounded a lot more truthful to me than the idealistic statements measuring internality.”
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