inwards inwards

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) to or toward the inside of
  2. (adv) toward the center or interior

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the aftermath, Moldovan leader and Communist strongman Vladimir Voronin, 68, turned inwards and to Moscow.
  2. Life became cramped as we turned inwards on ourselves, picking up the censor's pen to scrupulously measure every word and deed.
  3. But because most of the figures are turned inwards towards Christ, the picture has the coherence and structural integrity that Tintoretto's lacks.

News

  • Feeding galaxy caught in distant searchlight

    Astronomers have spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas. Gas is seen to fall inwards towards the galaxy, creating a flow that both fuels star formation and drives the galaxy's rotation. This is the best direct observational evidence so far supporting the theory that galaxies pull in and devour nearby material in order to grow and form stars.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "We are agreed that the different sides in this dispute have got to look outwards and not inwards, they have got to think of the passengers that they serve, they have got to think about the future of their company," Brown said.
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. Mr Clegg said the party would have to take "greater risks than it had ever done before". "The stakes are high. If we're honest, over the last two years or so the Liberal Democrats have been looking inwards too much."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Nick Clegg Source: Independent

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