Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being outside.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Externality; outness.

Etymologies

outside +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Raising PAC money means very little as an indicator of "outsideness" or lack thereof.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • It originates in recognition of the fact that the “outsideness” of a materiality that perpetually violates the foreclosure of subjective space within a symbolic order is also necessarily “inside” the subject as grounds for the materialization of its body and the formation of its bodily ego.

    My Words To Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix — Performing Transgender Rage

  • Horror and the unknown or the strange are always closely connected, so that it is hard to create a convincing picture of shattered natural law or cosmic alienage or “outsideness” without laying stress on the emotion of fear.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • A pervasive sense of outsideness, and then 9 nights in a hotel and now this woman sitting across from me, bone thin with huge fake breasts and the teeniest tank top, wearing a bright red and white Santa-type hat.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Looking high and low, far and wide, the Sun City Girls have sought the wellsprings of the weird, of what H.P. Lovecraft called outsideness, and when they have found them, they have taken what they wanted.

    Boing Boing: May 2, 2004 - May 8, 2004 Archives

  • So now, he showed himself at the rectory, and slowly, quietly busied himself at his cart outside the white gate, with that air of silent and forever-unyielding outsideness which gave him his lonely, predative grace.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Wait, wait -- a bare hint of strangeness, outsideness such as I couldn't put a name to?

    Operation Luna

  • But this side-by-sideness, this outsideness, is after all a way in which the things present themselves to a mind.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

  • And yet both the "plus" and the "minus" would be "outside" the normal type, though there is a difference as wide as that between the two poles, in this "outsideness."

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • Once a generic signifier of outsideness, the concept of blackness may be slowly changing to represent a much desired centrality.

    A Glimpse of the World

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  • When one person faces another, his experience is conditioned by his "outsideness." Even in the physical sense, one always sees something in the other that one does not see in oneself.

    (Translation from
    Avtor i geroi v èsteticheskoi deiatel'nosti*
    by Mikhail Bakhtin;
    read** in
    Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics
    by Gary Morson and Caryl Emerson)


    * ("Author and hero in aesthetic activity")
    ** No, I don't read this kind of books.

    December 3, 2008