American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. On or in the inside; within: a window opening flared inwardly.
- adv. Privately; to oneself: "kept his lips closed with the expression of a man inwardly laughing” ( T.S. Stribling).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an inward manner; internally; privately; secretly.
- Toward the center: as, to curve inwardly.
- Intimately; thoroughly.
- In a low tone; not aloud; to one's self.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In the inner parts; internally.
- adv. Toward the center; inward.
- adv. In the heart or mind; mentally; privately; secretly.
- adv. obsolete Intimately; thoroughly.
- adv. with respect to private feelings
- From inward + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“Hameron, Hap thought, repeating the name inwardly.”
“And yet, repeat the word inwardly as often as she would, the attempt to reason out and prove that she was sure, always came after it and failed.”
“The captain inwardly applauded as he saw them turn and face the wave and wait for it.”
“Demurely as she sat there behind the tea-urn – for Dr. Gregory still engrossed all the attention of his guest, as far as talking was concerned – Fleda was again inwardly smiling to herself at the oddity and the pleasantness of the chance that had brought those three together in such a quiet way, after all the weeks she had been seeing Mr. Carleton at a distance.”
“One day I’d like to walk in, to, you know, a real live store, and buy a copy of “Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service”, except that I suspect it might cause the universe to collapse inwardly from the sheer improbability of this event.”
“Reply Obj. 2: The teacher enlightens outwardly and ministerially by catechizing: but God enlightens the baptized inwardly, by preparing their hearts for the reception of the doctrines of truth, according to John 6: 45: "It is written in the prophets ...”
“That is, the church of Christ founded in humility appearing outwardly afflicted, and as it were black and contemptible; but inwardly, that is, in its doctrine and morality, fair and beautiful.”
“Reply Obj. 1: By the baptism of the New Law men are baptized inwardly by the Holy Ghost, and this is accomplished by God alone.”
“For some hold that the mental intention of the minister is necessary; in the absence of which the sacrament is invalid: and that this defect in the case of children who have not the intention of approaching the sacrament, is made good by Christ, Who baptizes inwardly: whereas in adults, who have that intention, this defect is made good by their faith and devotion.”
“Nor would they confer several sacraments: but the one Christ baptizing inwardly would confer one sacrament by means of both together.”
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