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within    : [wɪð'ɪn] [wɪθ'ɪn]
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.]
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1. In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without;
as, within doors.
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O, unhappy youth!
Come not within these doors; within this roof
The enemy of all your graces lives. --Shak.
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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.
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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.
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Within these five hours lived Lord Hastings,
Untainted, unexamined, free, at liberty. --Shak.
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3. Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not
going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or
the like.
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Both he and she are still within my power. --Dryden.
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Within himself
The danger lies, yet lies within his power.
--Milton.
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Were every action concluded within itself, and drew
no consequence after it, we should, undoubtedly,
never err in our choice of good. --Locke.
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Within \With*in"\, adv.
1. In the inner part; inwardly; internally. "The wound
festers within." --Carew.
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Ills from within thy reason must prevent. --Dryden.
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2. In the house; in doors; as, the master is within.
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