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[adv] on the inside; "inside, the car is a mess"





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\With*in"\, prep. [OE. withinne, withinnen, AS. wi[eth]innan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + innan in, inwardly, within, from in in. See {With}, prep., {In}, prep.]
1. In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors. O, unhappy youth! Come not within these doors; within this roof The enemy of all your graces lives. --Shak. Till this be cured by religion, it is as impossible for a man to be happy -- that is, pleased and contented within himself -- as it is for a sick man to be at ease. --Tillotson.
2. In the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one's income. ``That he repair should again within a little while.'' --Chaucer. Within these five hours lived Lord Hastings, Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty. --Shak.
3. Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like. Both he and she are still within my power. --Dryden. Within himself The danger lies, yet lies within his power. --Milton. Were every action concluded within itself, and drew no consequence after it, we should, undoubtedly, never err in our choice of good. --Locke.
\With*in"\, adv.
1. In the inner part; inwardly; internally. ``The wound festers within.'' --Carew. Ills from within thy reason must prevent. --Dryden.
2. In the house; in doors; as, the master is within.

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