only outwardly

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  • This should make us remember that what is only outwardly beautiful in human society should not attract us. Cited from Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn
  • "It is only outwardly that he seems a little rough; his heart is really soft." Cited from Liza, by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • He does not love these goods inwardly at all, but only outwardly for reputation's sake, as we said. Cited from Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • And there the matter ended, outwardly at least; but only outwardly. Cited from Two Years Ago, Volume I, by Charles Kinglsey
  • When I grasped his hard and muscular hand fifteen minutes later, I knew that my old college chum had changed, only outwardly. Cited from The City and the World and Other Stories, by Francis Clement Kelley
  • They act only outwardly, but Thou dost instruct and enlighten the heart. Cited from The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis
  • The only outwardly tragic touch came from our chauffeur. Cited from In the Claws of the German Eagle, by Albert Rhys Williams
  • Now the faith of the Church is living faith; since such is the faith to be found in all those who are of the Church not only outwardly but also by merit. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • We must remember, also, how many reputed Protestants had only outwardly conformed to the Church of England for worldly reasons. Cited from English Travellers of the Renaissance, by Clare Howard
  • Nor was he a Jew only outwardly; from the beginning he was marked as an Israelite indeed, a true Nathanael soul. Cited from Gifts of Genius, by Various
  • The latter are such in fact as well as outwardly, but the former only outwardly, and when the exterior is laid off, are known only as comedians, actors or players. Cited from Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Vague bits of fairy tales came back to him, suggesting horrible things about mandrake creatures -- zombie-like things, only outwardly human. Cited from The Sky Is Falling, by Lester del Rey
  • "Children!" said Rose with soft reproach, but her voice trembled, and the imps were subjugated only outwardly. Cited from An Algonquin Maiden, by G. Mercer Adam
  • I am very happy to tell you that the grapes have arrived in perfect condition, and that the melons seem to have suffered only outwardly, as the one cut into is quite luscious and good. Cited from Philip Gilbert Hamerton, Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • But to heal the understanding alone is to heal man only outwardly, for understanding with its thought is the external of man's life while the will with its affection is the internal. Cited from Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • It was impossible we should have the novel as distinct from the tale, till stories acquired a subjective interest for us; till we began to think about character and to look at actions not only outwardly, but within at their springs. Cited from English Literature: Modern, by G. H. Mair
  • They had to urge with no less earnestness that religious truth has to be not only outwardly apprehended, but inwardly appropriated before it can become possessed of true spiritual efficacy. Cited from The English Church in the Eighteenth Century, by Overton
  • But the goods and truths are not interiorly such, that is, basically goods and truths, but only outwardly and seemingly such. Cited from Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Him indeed it could not harm; but that one so high in rank, in influence, in favor with sovereigns and people, was only outwardly a Catholic, might have most fatal consequences on all his brethren. Cited from The Vale of Cedars , by Grace Aguilar
  • The Chelmsford divorce had been accomplished with the utmost decorum, not only outwardly in the newspapers, but inwardly among a group of intimate friends. Cited from O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920, by Various
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