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  • adv. In an extrinsic manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an extrinsic manner; from without; externally.


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  • Similarly, thoughts themselves are not intrinsically extended or subject to movement, but they are so extrinsically, that is, as an effect of the operations of the sensory organs of the body.

    Robert Desgabets

  • The local disposition itself is not intrinsically a pole, or ten feet long, but it is so extrinsically, that is, by thought.

    Robert Desgabets

  • My argument will be that modern liberal cultures are in a bind insofar as they shifted the basic framework for understanding authority from a context in which wisdom and virtue provided the norms for legitimate authority to a context in which dominative power became normative and legitimacy was defined only extrinsically.

    Dissent and Heresy

  • Just think about how fulfilling it is to do activities that are in your areas of strength and are intrinsically and extrinsically rewarding.

    The Law of Happiness

  • My own sense and experience is that girls are more intrinsically motivated and boys more extrinsically.

    The trouble with boys

  • In the case of college cheaters, we methodically train students for years to define their worth and their tasks in school extrinsically by grades and test scores (see No Child Left Behind, above).

    Anya Kamenetz: Cheating and Goodhart's Law

  • In addition, these students experienced higher self-esteem than their extrinsically motivated counterparts and probably experienced better peer relationships as a result.

    Vote β€œMe” for Secretary of Education

  • They're not possessed intrinsically (only extrinsically or derivatively) by, say, a thermostat or a computer program.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • As educators, our biggest problem is not a low-skilled student but rather a student who is neither intrinsically nor extrinsically motivated.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But in the case of Archbishop Lef. the assumed evilness is not intrinsically by the nature of the act i.e. consecrating a bishop, but only extrinsically by forbiddance of the act.

    Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion


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