Definitions

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  • adv. Towards the inside.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. See inward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See inward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to or toward the inside of
  • adv. toward the center or interior

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Knitting a square shawl inwards from the border is much the same.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It is the mark of the truly paranoid that they perceive messages flowing inwards from the surrounding world and conclude that these are specifically meant for them personally, but in this case the total irony was almost too much for me.

    Good Friday

  • Courtyard rooms face "inwards" - a quiet winter choice away from blustery winds.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Like Britain again, it looks outwards from Europe as well as inwards, which is why Turkey is also part and not part of the Middle East too.

    Disgracefully, Turkey's EU accession bid is going nowhere soon

  • 'However many million or billion gallons of water there are in the reservoir would come beltin' down the mountainside into Loch Fada, hittin 'the opposite shore here where the glen bends inwards, which is gaunny channel the whole lot down between the mountains like a canal.'

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • A good lining of wine and food to the inwards is the tonic to more talk and exertion.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House), Retold from the Japanese Originals Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 2

  • Indeed (thanks be to God!) we have no more house-burnings, but many heart-burnings; and though outward bleeding be stanched, it is to be feared that the broken vein bleeds inwards, which is more dangerous.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • The resulting pain suffered is turned inwards, which is why one out of every three gay teens attempts suicide and why some of the most virulent anti-gay bigots turn out, in the end, to be gay themselves.

    National Coalition for History

  • "inwards" -- so hard when there seemed no likelihood's of our getting any water for the night?

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • My bed is made thus: I place the two saddles on end, at the right distance for the length of my body, and facing inwards, that is, with the seats outwards; I leave the horse-blankets strapped on underneath them, as there is not much time to re-fold and re-strap them in the morning, and my head (pillowed on two feed-bags filled overnight for the early morning feed) goes in the hollow of one saddle, between the folds of the blanket, and my feet in the hollow of the other.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

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