Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. On the outside or exterior; externally.
  • adv. Toward the outside.
  • adv. In regard to outward condition, conduct, or manifestation: outwardly a perfect gentleman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. externally or on the outside, or on the surface
  • adv. toward the outside

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the exterior or surface; outside; externally; hence, as regards appearance; visibly; perceptibly.
  • Away from the center; toward the outer part or outside: as, in entomology, a mark prolonged outwardly.

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

  • adv. with respect to the outside
  • adv. in outward appearance

Etymologies

outward +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TODD: As a matter of fact, Wolf, the leader of CAIR, Nihad Awad, said that they had no indication from these families that any of them were -- were what he called outwardly radicalized.

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  • Earlier this year, Nespresso released its "Citiz" line, a minimalist approach to the machinery with little in outwardly manipulable mechanisms.

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  • As younger people, our boundaries are far too close to give us comfort and spreading those barriers outwardly is necessary.

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  • Otherwise, yes, this whole mode of compliance, I haven't heard that term outwardly, in other words managers don't use that term but they wanted is for people to all sign onto the same thing, go the same way, follow the path so they could be successful.

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  • There is nothing outwardly, which is why this coroner ` s autopsy result is crucial in determining this cause of death.

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  • I'm just surprised that no one has thought of taking this trend one logical step further and making those labels outwardly visible.

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  • Served in the last Bush administration, a well-known conservative Republican lawyer, but not known as outwardly, overly partisan.

    CNN Transcript Aug 28, 2007

  • He was most expert in the handling of this apparatus, and on occasions he employed it more penetratingly than Descartes and others; but, for reasons best known to himself he elected to cast the Principia in a mold of Archimedean technicalities, outwardly, that is.

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  • History passes at this point -- and only outwardly, that is, without connection with the previous phase -- to Central Asia.

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  • We were all very cheery at the happy turn of our fortunes; outwardly, that is to say, for there was a skeleton at the feast who kept tap, tap, tapping on the mahogany with his bony knuckles; tap, tap, tap; the gunfire at Helles was insistent, warning us that the Turks had not yet "taken their licking."

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