the state of being inward or internal: the inwardness of the body's organs.
depth of thought or feeling; concern with one's own affairs and oneself; introspection.
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature; spirituality.
the fundamental or intrinsic character of something; essence.
inner meaning or significance.
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How to use inwardness in a sentence
I know that I wanted to be in love, and that my own past, and my own inwardness, made this impossible.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece | John le Carré | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Throughout, these weighty matters are examined candidly and wistfully, with the wisdom that only age and inwardness can bring.
You two wretched, whited sepulchres havent got hold of the true inwardness of Mauds character.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
If art is to make the inwardness of man its subject, the artist cannot remain an indifferent portrayer.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
"And I am sorry to say that even yet I am profoundly ignorant as to its true inwardness," smiled Constance.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
If this effort fails, the whole effort of development towards unity and inwardness fails.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones
Everything is brought back to its roots in the needs, aspirations, and inwardness of the soul.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones