from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. from the exterior, from outside
  • adv. on the exterior, outside

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Outwardly; externally; on the exterior.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Outwardly; externally.


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  • We are all quite accustomed to seeing the Duomo of Milan or the Basilica of St. Ambrose, but here is another Milanese church which I photographed last year, which is noteworthy for its architecture both exteriorly and interiorly -- in the case of the latter, most particularly for its painted vaulting.

    Architecture of Catholic Milan

  • She came into the kitchen, a short girl physically, but tall and swaying in thought; a dark girl exteriorly, but frost white in pattern.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • Piety is made manifest both interiorly and exteriorly.

    Part I: Piety the Gift

  • Mediations that exteriorly communicate the will of God must be recognized in the events of life and in the specific requirements of a particular vocation, but they are expressed as well in the laws that give order to the life of groups of people and in the dispositions of those who are called to lead such groupings.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • He's establishing himself, he's defining himself before anybody has a chance to define him exteriorly.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2008

  • Yet it would be absurd to take pride in fleeing all that exteriorly; flight is only the beginning, not the end, of one's itinerarium in mentis Christi.

    The Feast of the Holy Family

  • THE OTHER SENSES "He who performs external mortifications, saying that the interior ones are more perfect, shows clearly that he is in no ways mortified, neither interiorly nor exteriorly."

    A quick glimpse at Gerard Raymond, a model Catholic

  • Snobbish not in itself but because the history of English Aristocrats in the war, set down so verbosely so uncritically, so exteriorly and yet so obviously inspired from within, is shopworn.

    A Life in Letters

  • If you would be a great man in the world when you are old, shine and be showish in it while you are young, know everybody, and endeavor to please everybody, I mean exteriorly; for fundamentally it is impossible.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • And so I know the mines and the miners interiorly as well as Bret Harte knows them exteriorly.

    Mark Twain: A Biography


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