Usage examples for inert

  1. Intellectually brilliant, a clever woman of business, and mentally active; she was yet on some occasions curiously inert, and carried the state of mind embodied in the words " live and let live," to dangerous lengths. – Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings by Mary F. Sandars
  2. For five seconds he strained against the inert mass. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  3. The material of her flesh was so delicate compared to the inert, formidable mass before her. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  4. The team's surgeon was kneeling beside the inert body on the road. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  5. Sleep came, leaving the body inert and lifeless in one position for hours at a time. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  6. He could only wait, inert, while the dance went on. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  7. The doctors and the surgeon, bending with callous diffidence about the inert and prostrate form, then proceeded rapidly with their examination. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  8. This inert material is pulled about in various directions by strings which we call muscles, according to the movements we wish our bodies to make, and these muscles are set in motion by the vibrations of the nerves. – The Law and the Word by Thomas Troward
  9. For a moment he lay inert, his form twitching. – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  10. Then to get more room the man drops his arm- the arm next the girl- over the back of the bench, where it lies a few moments lifeless and inert. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  11. She stood leaning against the seat from which she had risen, one hand still grasping it while the other hung inert. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  12. All at once I closed my eyes, and, sinking down inert, became insensible. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  13. Then, her eye falling on the inert dog, she ran over to Chum and began to cry out to him to come to life again. – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  14. Neela Deo staggered and swayed ever so slowly forward, with his head low and his trunk resting heavy and inert on Kudrat Sharif's shoulder; but he got in. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  15. No actually existing substance is inert. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  16. Inert matter giving interest to the immortal man, not the immortal man to the inert matter. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. He felt as if he were striving to move a body as heavy and as inert as that of an unconscious man. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  18. But she stood inert in his arms, her eyes closed, not returning his kisses. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  19. There was no word of reply, but Murphy's fist shot out, landing dully on the man's jaw, and without an outcry he sank inert on the sand. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  20. Memory and fancy were inert; only the senses were faintly alive. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote