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extrinsic

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Definition not forming an essential part of a thing; or arising or originating from the outside
  • a conflict between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • extrinsic evidence
  • an extrinsic feature of the new building
  • looking for extrinsic aid
  • He unites the intrinsic and the extrinsic advantages.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • He unites the intrinsic and the extrinsic advantages.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • This is the tale of spontaneous Arabella Who ran off with an extrinsic fellow.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I've neither fortune, nor fame, nor extrinsic advantages of any kind.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • ...of understanding in the shortest time all that I have learnt in so many years, and with so many troubles and dangers; which work I have not embellished with swelling or magnificent words, nor stuffed with rounded periods, nor with any extrinsic allurements or adornments whatever, with which so many are accustomed to embellish their works; for I have wished either that no honour should be given it, or else that the truth of the matter and the weightiness of the theme shall make it...
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • This is the tale of spontaneous Arabella Who ran off with an extrinsic fellow.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I've neither fortune, nor fame, nor extrinsic advantages of any kind.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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