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 Meanings and Examples of EXTERNAL
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external
 a.  exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
Classic Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
1  It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
2  It was carelessly at first, like a man chiefly accustomed to look inward, and to whom external matters are of little value and import, unless they bear relation to something within his mind.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In III. THE RECOGNITION
3  It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
4  YOUR competence and MY wealth are very much alike, I dare say; and without them, as the world goes now, we shall both agree that every kind of external comfort must be wanting.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17
5  I cannot in any case agree with Keiss that my whole conception of the external world has been derived from perceptions.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 7
6  He had left him, as often happens, only the external faculty of memory, that points out each step one has to take, one after the other.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 24
7  The external relations of Alexey Alexandrovitch and his wife had remained unchanged.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 26
8  Two men, her husband and her lover, were the two centers of her existence, and unaided by her external senses she was aware of their nearness.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 28
9  Now I speak only of your external attitude.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 29
10  He felt as though some external force were moving him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 5
11  She was religious, had never doubted the truths of religion, but his external unbelief did not affect her in the least.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 16
12  In his future married life there could be, he was convinced, nothing of that sort; even the external forms, indeed, he fancied, must be utterly unlike the life of others in everything.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 14
13  And in maintaining this attitude of external composure she was completely successful.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 33
14  The counting house clerk, to conceal his confusion, busied himself settling the ladies, but Philip the coachman became sullen, and was bracing himself not to be overawed in future by this external superiority.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 17
15  He remembered the club, the external details of its arrangement, but he had completely forgotten the impression it had made on him in old days.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Many external influences can affect your state of mind.
2  The state has a duty to protect its citizens against external enemies.
3  Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions.
4  Low birth weight may be caused by external factors , such as smoking during pregnancy.
5  Female kangaroos carry their young in pouches that are external to their bodies.
6  Painters at the time were largely concerned with reproducing external reality.
7  The vacuum inside the tube caused it to implode when the external air pressure was increased.
8  His conversions involve few external visible alterations or internal subdivision of rooms.
9  Such events occur only when the external conditions are favorable.
10  Revolution can only occur at a time when both internal and external conditions of a country are ripe enough.
11  Not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses.
12  One of the teacher's principal duties is to prepare students for external examinations.
13  In the past century the institutions and the external stimuli affecting the relation between finance and industry have been chopped and changed.
14  Those things that can be assessed by external tests are being given unduly high status.
15  Women tend to attribute their success to external causes such as luck.