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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTWARD

And so she had resolved upon surrender—upon an outward surrender.

Mr. Gosse's return track leaves his outward track at this spot.

You look in vain for any outward signs of profligacy or debauchery.

To all outward seeming, nerveless, emotionless, an abject creature.

He was indifference personified, if one might judge from his outward appearance.

The outward result was the same as in the case of her companion.

When we saw a boat, we hailed and asked "if they were outward bound."

In the more obvious, outward sense, it had scarcely aged her.

In truth, these storms of outward conflict were to him of small moment.

Indeed, he was so unused to looking at her that he might well have forgotten her outward appearance.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English utweard "toward the outside, external" (of an enclosure, surface, etc.), earlier utanweard, from ute, utan "outside" (from ut; see out) + -weard (see -ward). Of persons, in reference to the external appearance (usually opposed to inner feelings), it is attested from c.1500. Also as an adverb in Old English (utaword). Outward-bound "directed on a course out from home port" is first recorded c.1600; with capital initials, it refers to a sea school founded in 1941. Related: Outwardly; outwardness.

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