On or in the inside; within: a window opening flared inwardly. (adverb)
Privately; to oneself: "kept his lips closed with the expression of a man inwardly laughing” ( T.S. Stribling). (adverb)
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Use "inwardly" in a sentence
"Hameron, Hap thought, repeating the name inwardly."
"The captain inwardly applauded as he saw them turn and face the wave and wait for it."
"And yet, repeat the word inwardly as often as she would, the attempt to reason out and prove that she was sure, always came after it and failed."