as regards appearance or outward manifestation: outwardly charming; outwardly considerate.
on the outside or outer surface; externally: Outwardly, the fruit was rough to the touch.
toward the outside: The pier stretched outwardly from the shore.
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How to use outwardly in a sentence
Right now it’s not just the Taliban’s history that’s in direct contradiction to the moderation they are outwardly projecting, experts say.The 3 things experts are watching to evaluate the Taliban | Gabby Birenbaum | August 25, 2021 | Vox
A striking number of the outwardly calm men I met told me that they lived in a constant state of terror.Angelina Jolie: We Need to Understand the Human Cost of Burkina Faso’s Refugee Crisis | Angelina Jolie | July 8, 2021 | Time
I think Stevie Wonder also is someone where, he’s not necessarily outwardly vocally ambassadorial.
Buterin, who has been outwardly critical of Wright’s claims, undertook to live-tweet the conference event, posting a series of 62 tweets throughout the panel discussion—the majority of which took aim at Wright.
Dream team members helped to make that happen by actively and outwardly supporting her opponents in the November and January elections.
“It seems that the different standard is (based on) the length of the beard and outwardly display of piety,” Hamdani said.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy | Shaheen Pasha | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet, you can appear outwardly perfect, seeming to have it all together.
People are starting to recognize that depression must relate to biology, because who would give up such an outwardly gifted life?
How could such an outwardly happy and successful man be struggling so badly?
He was viewed by his colleagues as a “practical guy” who remained, at least outwardly, calm when problems arose.
In his heart she would always remain his dream and his ideal—but outwardly he would no longer need her.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He kept to the high ground, not venturing to the plains, for the population had outwardly passed to the English peace again.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.His Last Week | William E. Barton
In this she differed from others of her sect, who strove to convey the idea of humility both outwardly and inwardly.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
The strange lucidity of the somnambulist still hung over her brain and mind, though outwardly she appeared troubled and confused.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for outwardly
in outward appearance
with reference to the outside or outer surface; externally
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