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Definition of "inward" []

  • Located inside; inner. (adjective)
  • Directed or moving toward the interior: an inward flow. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or existing in the thoughts or mind: inward doubts. (adjective)
  • Intimate; familiar: is inward with the right people. (adjective)
  • Toward the inside, center, or interior. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inward" in a sentence
  • "Mental Consciousness, because he recognizes an inward self, and is turning his attention _inward_."
  • "Now, since the current always runs from the positive to the negative pole, and makes its whole circuit in that direction, it will be readily seen that, from the place on the patient where the positive pole is applied, inward as far as to the central point, the direction of the current may properly be said to be _inward_; and that, from the central point to the place of the negative electrode, where the current comes out, its direction may be said to be _outward_."
  • "I shall therefore use the term inward instigation of the"