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outwardly

[out-werd-lee] /ˈaʊt wərd li/
adverb
1.
as regards appearance or outward manifestation:
outwardly charming; outwardly considerate.
2.
on the outside or outer surface; externally:
Outwardly, the fruit was rough to the touch.
3.
toward the outside:
The pier stretched outwardly from the shore.
Origin of outwardly
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see outward, -ly
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  • Mr. Carlyle had regained his calmness, outwardly, at any rate.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was a strange meal for all four of them, yet outwardly pleasant enough.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • She had recovered her temper, at least outwardly, for she thought it would be more politic to keep the peace.

    Averil Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • outwardly he disavowed that idea, but in the depths of his soul he considered it to be true.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • They had, I think, a genius for turning to account the little things of life and making the most of them, outwardly at all events.

    Carette of Sark John Oxenham
British Dictionary definitions for outwardly

outwardly

/ˈaʊtwədlɪ/
adverb
1.
in outward appearance
2.
with reference to the outside or outer surface; externally
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