Usage examples for inactivity

  1. With the inactivity of a dreamer, however, I did not care to rise, but wondered only what would come next. – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  2. Inactivity so utter caused General von Kettler the suspicion that the main body of the enemy had probably withdrawn by Auxonne to the support of the Army of the East, and he determined to bring it back on Dijon by a renewed attack. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  3. For the short time the vessels remained, the people of the town woke up from their year's inactivity, and made the most of the occasion. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  4. But rest, inactivity, was the one thing Kate would not allow herself. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  5. The strong, active, capable woman who had been mistress here for thirty years and over, dreaded the quiet and inactivity of city life, of which she had had some slight experience at the time of her quarrel with her son. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  6. Failure of trade, want and inactivity, hence led to a political opposition. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  7. But, whatever the result of the changes of modern civilisation may be with regard to the male, he certainly cannot complain that they have as a whole robbed him of his fields of labour, diminished his share in the conduct of life, or reduced him to a condition of morbid inactivity. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  8. That temper indulged in, breaks the unity, reduces to inactivity the work, and puts an end to the progress, of any Christian community in which it is found; and just as its predominance is harmful, so the obedience to the exhortation against it is inseparable from the fulfilling of its sister precepts. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  9. This seeming inactivity led to spiritual action. – An Interpretation of Friends Worship by N. Jean Toomer
  10. Once in the current of things, Malcolm would not readily make for the shore of inactivity: he finished the round of the table with the dish, while the men looked indignant, and the marquis eyed him queerly. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  11. Inactivity bored Penny, and wherever she went she usually managed to start things moving. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. But how can we explain the inactivity of four regiments in the Channel Islands all the summer? – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  13. Pressed down by the labors of life, they have imagined happiness to consist in inactivity, not considering that the most unhappy of all states is that of a man who has nothing to do. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  14. But I did not waste an instant in inactivity. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  15. All dispositions were made in a quiet and efficient manner; and while the field- marshal scolded vehemently at the inactivity of the winter, General Gneisenau secretly took steps to prepare for the passage of the Rhine. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  16. That reminds me that I dropped in to tell you the season of inactivity is over. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  17. Let us remark, too, the tranquillity with which our King and the King of Spain received the first intelligence of this event; the inactivity of the latter, the coldness of his letters to Madame des Ursins, and his perfect indifference what became of a person who was so cherished the day before, and who yet was forced to travel deprived of everything, by roads full of ice and snow. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  18. To Harry's impatience the winter wore slowly away while he was confined within the hospital walls; yet the daily, almost hourly sight of May Allison's sweet face, and the sound of her musical voice, went far to reconcile him to this life of inactivity and " inglorious ease," as he termed it in his moments of restless longing to be again in the field. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  19. The tone of it is also impaired by permanent inactivity, and it becomes less fit to manifest the mental powers with readiness and energy. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe