- 1Inside (something): the spread of fire within the buildingMore example sentences
- Despite the fact that the destitution still lingers in my mind, trips like these strengthen the morale within a squad.
- As a result his goals dried up, his form and morale declined, and he was marginalised within the first team squad.
- Each stripe indicates a chief's standing within their fire department, he said.
- 1.1Inside the range of (an area or boundary): property located within the green beltMore example sentences
- Both cities have a shortage of better-off areas within their boundaries.
- The main Olympic complex is at Homebush Bay, which is within the Sydney area but not within the city of Sydney itself.
- There were just two small areas of land within the city's draft local plan that remained undeveloped, he said.
- 1.2Inside the range of (a specified action or perception): we were within sight of the finishMore example sentences
- If by any chance you get bored and fancy a change of scene, there's nowhere like the Park Bar within easy reach.
- On the northern edge of Kilmarnock, the Kingley Park site is within easy reach of Glasgow.
- The Slieve Bloom mountains and a number of forest parks are within easy reach.
- 1.3Inside the bounds set by (a concept, argument, etc.): full cooperation within the terms of the treatyMore example sentences
- It is too bound, conceptually, within our perspectives of the power of the United States.
- Moreover, the term did not stay within the bounds set for it by the song collectors of the first revival.
- Others will grant authority to the use of force if it falls within bounds of justice and reason.
- 2Not further off than (used with distances): he lives within a few miles of OxfordMore example sentences
- Good to see a local hangout that's within staggering distance home if you're totally mangled.
- Last year, I lived within walking distance of the carnival route, and I went in both days to soak up the atmosphere.
- It'll be nice to think living within strolling distance of both a multiplex and an arthouse will perk up my film-going.
- 3Occurring inside (a particular period of time): tickets were sold out within two hours 33 per cent offended again within two years of being releasedMore example sentences
- Scottish pupils are entitled to 500 hours of instruction within a six-year period.
- Each person had to make as many sales as they could within a one hour period.
- The first show on Thursday June 26 sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.
adverbBack to top
- 1.1Internally or inwardly: beauty coming from withinMore example sentences
- My blood boiled and burned like acid fire within me but I forced my will to ignore it.
- Her skin glowed with an eerie light, as if she was lit with a dying fire from within.
- Happiness comes from contentment within and no amount of money will change that.
late Old English withinnan 'on the inside'.