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