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inwardly

[in-werd-lee] /ˈɪn wərd li/
adverb
1.
in or on, or with reference to, the inside or inner part; internally.
2.
privately; secretly:
Inwardly, he disliked his guest.
3.
within the self; mentally or spiritually:
Look inwardly to discover the truth.
4.
in low or soft tones; not aloud.
5.
toward the inside, interior, or center.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English inwardli, Old English inweardlīce. See inward, -ly
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  • The dream signifies nothing but this wish of yours to see him again, against which you are fighting inwardly.
  • He was much shaken of late, and aged, and his mind was working inwardly.
  • Beauty could not help smiling inwardly at his clumsy compliments.
  • Their military is currently inwardly focused on controlling its citizens.
  • Also historically, they have been an inwardly looking nation.
  • inwardly she begged the nun to turn and stop the noise.
  • Craig was seen by some of his detractors as too inwardly focused.
  • The balconies extend outside the ship rather than inwardly, as they do on many ships, so rooms are a bit wider and feel more open.
  • inwardly, the life of any party and first aid to modern entertaining.
  • There is no clue that inwardly the maple seethes in the breaking up of winter.
British Dictionary definitions for inwardly

inwardly

/ˈɪnwədlɪ/
adverb
1.
within the private thoughts or feelings; secretly: inwardly troubled, he kept smiling
2.
not aloud: to laugh inwardly
3.
with reference to the inside or inner part; internally
4.
(archaic) intimately; essentially: the most inwardly concerned of the plotters
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Word Origin and History for inwardly
adv.

Old English inweardlice; see inward + -ly (2).

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