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Inner Light

(in Quakerism) the light of Christ in the soul of every person, considered as a guiding force.
Also called Inner Word, Inward Light, Christ Within.
Origin of Inner Light
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If ever the Inner Light flamed forth it was when the man so chose.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • His Inner Light showed him no reason for making such an effort.

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • Spiritually he should grow "from within," directed by me, but guided by his own Inner Light.

    Paradise Garden George Gibbs
  • The doctrine of the Inner Light was an importation from America.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • His once sullen countenance became literally bright with Inner Light.

  • She was aware, perhaps, that the Inner Light was all nonsense.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • The tears were in her eyes, but her face was shining as if some Inner Light were irradiating it.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
British Dictionary definitions for Inner Light

Inner Light

(Quakerism) the presence and inner working of God in the soul acting as a guiding spirit that is superior even to Scripture and unites man to Christ
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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