intrinsically

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intrinsic +‎ -ally

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intrinsically (comparative more intrinsically, superlative most intrinsically)

  1. In an intrinsic manner; internally; essentially.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 16, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The preposterous altruism too! [] Resist not evil. It is an insane immolation of self—as bad intrinsically as fakirs stabbing themselves or anchorites warping their spines in caves scarcely large enough for a fair-sized dog.

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