outward act

See: overt act
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Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicions; kind and loving, though unloved, and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish.
Pilgrimage is sacred walk: an outward act of spiritual witness that, quite often, involves real walking.
Melanchthon's biblical concept of eucharistic sacrifice rightly keeps one from imagining that God wants an outward act of praise or an act of praise that seeks to make peace with God.
The outward acts of worship will not reconcile; righteousness comes through faith.
Compassion, of course, is not only an outward act, but must be directed to the self, as well.
One of the distinguishing features of the actions of the heart is that they can be cause for reward even if the person possessing them does not perform any outward act.
The outward act is the result of the inward intention or desire.
In ascertaining intention, courts are necessarily controlled by the evidence as to the conduct and outward acts by which alone the inward motive may, with safety, be determined.
Ultimately, this novel proves that what frightens us most are not outward acts of violence, but the quiet horrors of the human psyche.
While Cubans were happy at the announcement, there were no outward acts of celebration in the streets of Havana.
The difference would then be between the outward acts of covenant observance and the inward disposition to justice and mercy.