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    beauty oozes from inside out

    Hello.

    I want to suggest that a person is beautiful both on the inside and the outside. Can I say this?

    Beauty oozes from her inside out.

    Is there a better way of expressing the idea?

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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    I associate 'ooze' with rather unpleasant things.
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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I associate 'ooze' with rather unpleasant things.
    I found this example in Longman dictionary:

    Andrew laughed gently, oozing charm.

    And this one in Oxford:

    She walked into the party oozing confidence.


    What about exude?

    She exudes beauty from inside out.

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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I found this example in Longman dictionary:

    Andrew laughed gently, oozing charm.
    I was talking about the intransitive verb.
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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Alright. So, what do you think about this one?

    She exudes beauty from inside out.

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    #6

    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Perhaps glows would work there.

    She glows with beauty--inside and out.
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    #7

    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Her beauty manifests/reveals itself from inside out (when you get to know her better).
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Her beauty manifests/reveals itself from inside out (when you get to know her better).
    I kind of like your sentence. But at first you see her. So you know how beautiful she is.

    What do natives think about this?

    Her beauty reveals itself from inside out.

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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Her inner beauty oozes out??

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    Re: beauty oozes from inside out

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Her inner beauty oozes out??
    Not literary. But there is so much of it that it shows itself.

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