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Synonyms for outwardness

concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit

the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior

a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)

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It was not a rejection of either approach but a synthesis of biblical substance, spiritual inwardness and sacramental outwardness.
First, be attributes Gide's outwardness to the "inadequacy" of his relationship with his wife Madeleine, an inadequacy "which drew him outside himself, oriented him forever toward other people and society.
Furthermore, modernity in the colony came with a sense of outwardness rather than inwardness.
He does not argue that inwardness is always morally good, but that it is morally important, and must balance outwardness.
The innerness of silent speech and the outwardness of articulated speech are not opposites, tidily partitioned.
Both of these perspectives, these kinds of outwardness, are human--the external word, the worldly life, the neighbor with flesh and blood.
Tolstoy simplifies, as ideologists always simplify: for neither inwardness nor outwardness is sufficient in itself.
Yes, they are, very much so, but at the same time similarly to Margery Kempe and other religious women, Dorothea should be seen in the context of late medieval affective piety which oscillates between outwardness of expression (or to quote Schlauch again "emotional outpourings") and inwardness of experience.
The word "utter" is etymologically cognate with "outer," so Levertov here connects uttering--which we identify with speaking--with "outering," outwardness, and design.
The gaze was rather external than internal: the eye had more outwardness than inwardness of expression' (p.
As an Olsonian figure of outwardness, as an intellectual whose greatest virtues include his periodic insistence on the antiprogrammatic, he'd insist on it, wouldn't he?