- the state or quality of being external
- outward expression
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Examples from the Web for outness
But if the outness of LGBT Americans is indeed the motor for social change, then there is certainly still cause for concern.Now Is the Time to Come Out
October 11, 2014
How from sensations do we get what Berkeley called 'outness'?
From resistance, or the sensation produced when something 'resists our attempts to grasp it,' we get the 'outness.'
Take away from sounds the sense of outness, and what a horrible disease would every minute become!Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Merely that the thoughts have become audible by blending with them a sense of outness gives them a sort of reality.Literary Remains (1)
Word Origin and History for outness
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