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used in The House of the Seven Gables

6 uses
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in various senses, including:
  • coming from or existing outside a place, organization or thing — as in "external trade"
  • forming or relating to an outside boundary — as in "external walls"
  • on the surface or superficial as contrasted to something that is deep or complete — as in "external appearances"
  • Imperfect as it was, however, it conveyed an idea, or, at least, gave a hint, of indescribable grace, such as no practised art of external manners could have attained.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (40% in)
  • Doubtless, however, the whole story of human existence may be latent in each of them, but with no picturesqueness, externally, that can attract the imagination or sympathy to seek it there.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (89% in)
  • This character—which showed itself so strikingly in everything about him, and the effect of which we seek to convey to the reader—went no deeper than his station, habits of life, and external circumstances.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (5% in)
  • Both, it is true, were characters proper to New England life, and possessing a common ground, therefore, in their more external developments; but as unlike, in their respective interiors, as if their native climes had been at world-wide distance.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (18% in)
  • Their field of action lies among the external phenomena of life.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (39% in)
  • So little faith is due to external appearance, that there was really an inviting aspect over the venerable edifice, conveying an idea that its history must be a decorous and happy one, and such as would be delightful for a fireside tale.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (7% in)

There are no more uses of "external" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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