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Outwardness   Listen

Concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit.  "An abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it"
The quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior.  Synonym: externality.
A concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts).

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"Outwardness" Quotes from Famous Books

... more fearful in its consequences than even idolatry. Judah was no exception to the ordinary fate of nations; the everlasting sequence—pertaining to institutions as well as nations, to religious as well as merely political communities—was here seen,—"Inwardness, outwardness, worldliness, and rottenness." ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume II • John Lord

... knowledge, something outward and for the sake of others merely; while being a knowing subject constitutes the special essential nature of intelligent beings. To explain. Just as the body, through its objectiveness, outwardness, and similar causes, is distinguished from what possesses the opposite attributes of subjectiveness, inwardness, and so on; for the same reason the ahamkra also—which is of the same substantial nature as the body—is similarly distinguished. Hence the ahamkra is no ...
— The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja - Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48 • Trans. George Thibaut

... I sit and dream, Amazed in outwardness; The powers of things that only seem The things ...
— The Poetical Works of George MacDonald in Two Volumes, Volume I • George MacDonald

Words linked to "Outwardness" :   inwardness, spatial relation, cognitive state, outward, extroversion, externality, position, worldliness, state of mind, extraversion

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