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    #1

    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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    #2

    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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    #5

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Alright. So, what do you think about this one?

    She exudes beauty from inside out.
    It's reduntant. Exuding is always from inside out. (So are oozing and radiating.)

    So just say she exudes beauty.
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