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  • adj. Extrinsic.
  • n. Something that is extrinsic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Extrinsic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as extrinsic.
  • n. An outward accident or circumstance; a non-essential.


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  • These are the impressions that are made on our senses by outward objects that are extrinsical to the mind; and its own operations, proceeding from powers intrinsical and proper to itself, which, when reflected on by itself, become also objects of its contemplation — are, as I have said, the original of all knowledge.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • When the cause is extrinsical, and the effect produced by a sensible separation, or juxta-position of discernible parts, we call it making; and such are all artificial things.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Every conceit that thoroughly warms our fancies must pass for an inspiration, if there be nothing but the strength of our persuasions, whereby to judge of our persuasions: if reason must not examine their truth by something extrinsical to the persuasions themselves, inspirations and delusions, truth and falsehood, will have the same measure, and will not be possible to be distinguished.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • For, allowing it to be a thing possible and conceivable that the corporeal world should have an absolute existence extrinsical to the mind of God, as well as to the minds of all created spirits; yet how could this set forth either the immensity or omniscience of the Deity, or the necessary and immediate dependence of all things on Him?

    Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

  • But how many other extrinsical and possibly very remote bodies do the springs of these admirable machines depend on, which are not vulgarly observed, or so much as thought on; and how many are there which the severest inquiry can never discover?

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • God; or whereon its power of so doing is founded, -- whether it be not some excellency inherent in itself, or whether it be only something foreign and extrinsical to it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Christ we conceive to be exceedingly undervalued by the assertors of universal redemption; for that it should be extended to this or that object, fewer or more, we showed before to be extrinsical to it.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • As was before shown, there are two parts of our spiritual glory, the one purely extrinsical, to wit, the love and favour of God unto us, his free and gracious acceptation of us in Christ.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • His kindness and favour being to us extrinsical, our sins are not opposed unto them really and directly, as though they might effectually infringe an act of the will of

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • The whole certainty of their continuance in, and of the preservation of, their faith, depends merely on supposition of something that is extrinsical in respect of them and of their state, which, as to their condition, might or might not be.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed


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