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1. Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
2. Of or relating to one's mental or spiritual being: "She thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it" (David Denby).
3. Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
1. The internal portion or area.
2. One's mental or spiritual life.
3. The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
4. The internal affairs of a country or nation.
5. A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.

[Ultimately Latin, comparative adj. of inter, between; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in·te′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
in·te′ri·or·ly adv.
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In this stage, the facial recess was widened interiorly and posteriorly so that full access to the middle ear was achieved.
Now Catholic communities throughout the world participate in the liturgy actively and interiorly, praying the prayers of the liturgy; giving the responses, singing the hymns, paying attention to the readings, and so forth.
Down through the ages various groups have felt called to live that pattern, not just interiorly or in spirit but in concrete historical fact.
If he is to be restored to the Sovereign by a free act of his own, he has to separate himself interiorly from the desire for satisfaction to which he has yielded.
It was during this time of trial that Catherine began the practice whereby she would create an "oratory in her soul," a state in which she could experience interiorly the Peace and Presence of Christ, oblivious to her external circumstances and occupations.
"Believers must be marked and interiorly formed by reverence for this word and by a piety drawn from the wisdom of the Scriptures, 'for ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ (Jerome)'" (no.
Given this definition of life, a thing is more perfectly alive to the degree that it can operate interiorly: the more interior the action, the more perfect it is.
Only the Holy Spirit possesses the power of the Word who reveals the truth to us interiorly and gives the grace that transforms our hearts and actions.
In my experience, people made for religious life--those who "have a vocation"--find light and grace in its ordinariness, while there are plenty of others who just stick around for a predictability that can make people feel safe but interiorly empty.
Interiorly, the epithelium appeared to invaginate toward the posterior recess of the middle ear space.
"The first questions are not: `How much do we do?' or `How many people do we help?' but `Are we interiorly at peace?'"