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the inner man/woman

One's inner thoughts, conscience, mind, or spirit. Spending time away from technology and the hustle of the city does wonders for the inner woman. It's important to spend time cultivating the inner man, not just the man presented to the outside world.
See also: inner, man, woman

the ˌinner ˈman/ˈwoman


1 your mind or soul: Prayer and meditation are good for the inner man.
2 (humorous) your appetite: It’s time to do something for the inner man; let’s look for a restaurant.
See also: inner, man, woman
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He writes of Caesar's inability to "articulate, or in any way reveal, the inner man, the real Sid Caesar." This inability is no disgrace in a performer; in fact, it is practically a given--especially in one blessed, like Caesar, with a genius for chameleonlike transformation.
Both, however, believe the same thing: that through his golf game is the inner man revealed.
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Maguire has one of those open and honest faces that is, for once, an accurate mirror of the inner man.
All this is supposed to put Leo in touch with his inner man.
In his serious moments, particularly in his writing, you see the perceptive inner man. Not exactly an Einstein, but a person who knows exactly what coaching is all about; clever, calculating, controlled, and maybe a little too sure of himself.
Yet even after spending weeks with Massine at his island retreat in Italy, the author found the inner man impenetrable, masked by the impersonality that had compelled admiration of him as an artist but chilled his relationships as a man.
was not aimed primarily at the mastery of language skills but rather at the transformation of the inner man." (106).
Characters are forged and formed as the inner man develops.
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After a section devoted to 'preparing'--a general survey --Mr Tames divides his text into ten sections: getting there; Londoners; the inner man and woman; law and order; who's who: people who matter; must-see sights; shopping; celebrations; entertainment; and away-days.
"Why call on the pleasures of poetry," he asks, "when the time has come for an all-out response?" Poets, he notes, write in general way for the inner man and so a response to the decay of the earth and its seriousness must begin with individuals themselves.
THE idea of philosophy clubs is nothing new, and Merseyside has pub-based groups you can join to discuss the higher things in life while refuelling the inner man and woman.
His sulky puss and downbeat public image hid an inner man who cared passionately about England.