adverb[often as submodifier]
1On the surface: an outwardly normal life [sentence adverb]: outwardly she seemed no different
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- Invariably they are well-dressed, intelligent and from outwardly stable and normal households.
- I'm having problems maintaining my outwardly normal composure as it is.
- Those of you who use the term, even in jest, need to think about this: a lot of people will pretend something is funny, or outwardly put up with it without comment.
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