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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    "innerly scattered"

    If a person can't make a clear choice or establish a particular outlook on life, is it possible to say that such person is "innerly scattered"?

    He is an innerly scattered man who, on the one hand, would like to love again but, on the other hand, is afraid of being fooled one more time.

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    #2

    Re: "innerly scattered"

    No. Instead of innerly-scattered, consider 'conflicted'.

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    #3

    Re: "innerly scattered"

    Or indecisive. I wouldn't know what innerly scattered meant, with or without the hyphen.

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