adverb Also in·wards.
- on the inside or interior.
- in the mind or soul; mentally or spiritually.
Examples from the Web for inward
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nonetheless, that “inward sweetness” awakened the future preacher to a rather uncommon youthful aptitude for holiness.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His family had to flee, and he goes on a geographic as well as an inward journey as the young Qais matures fast.A Carpet Weaver’s Essential Afghan Memoir: Qais Akbar Omar’s ‘A Fort of Nine Towers’|John Kael Weston|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In part, this inward gaze stems from the particularities of attack.
This inward shift should come as no surprise: Israelis are more than fatigued with campaigns focused on war and peace.
It suddenly became clear to her what it is to most women, the manifestation of an inward thought, a language, a symbol.A Daughter of Eve|Honore de Balzac
The Eaters of Flesh were close behind them, and forced them forward and inward.The Second Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
You should always keep the inward rule well with all your might and strength for its own sake.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
With an inward start she realized that they were on a by-path and beyond call of help.Sir Christopher|Maud Wilder Goodwin
They looked at each other through staring eyes—eyes that reflected the inward fear that gripped their hearts.Janet Hardy in Radio City|Ruthe S. Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for inward
Word Origin and History for inward
Old English inweard, inneweard (adj., adv.) "inmost; sincere; internal, intrinsic; deep," from Proto-Germanic *inwarth "inward" (cf. Old Norse innanverðr, Old High German inwart, Middle Dutch inwaert), from root of Old English inne "in" (see in) + -weard (see -ward).