inner space


Definition of inner space

1 : space at or near the earth's surface and especially under the sea
2 : one's inner self

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Examples of inner space in a Sentence

an intensely private individual, he treats his inner space as sacred ground that is off-limits to other people
Recent Examples on the Web The task force also fostered a parallel movement for the Navy to release once-secret information that illuminated inner space — the ocean's sunless depths. Star Tribune, "Inside the CIA, she became a spy for planet Earth," 8 Jan. 2021 To those of us living with stress and frustration during COVID-19 restrictions, these artists demonstrate how to develop an inner space of freedom – and how to live imaginatively and purposefully in a strange new world. Janie Paul, The Conversation, "What we can learn about isolation from prison artists," 9 June 2020 Berry will have to channel her inner space cadet once more for Moonfall. Ineye Komonibo,, "Halle Berry Is Hitting The Big Screen In A Major Way After Quarantine," 19 May 2020 While Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos advance space travel, another set of entrepreneurs is going in the opposite direction, seeking to expand the exploration of inner space. William J. Broad, New York Times, "Bubble Subs Arise, Opening Eyes to the Deep Sea," 18 Nov. 2019 Despite being an astrophysicist who studies outer space, I am drawn to books on our inner space that describe the latest advances in neuroscience. WSJ, "Who Read What in 2018: History and Journalism," 10 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of inner space

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2021

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“Inner space.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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