Within
Within 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors. [1913 Webster]

O, unhappy youth! Come not within these doors; within this roof The enemy of all your graces lives. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Within these five hours lived Lord Hastings, Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Both he and she are still within my power. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Within himself The danger lies, yet lies within his power. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Were every action concluded within itself, and drew no consequence after it, we should, undoubtedly, never err in our choice of good. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


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