External
External Ex*ter"nal, n. Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Adam was then no less glorious in his externals --South. [1913 Webster]

God in externals could not place content. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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