Usage examples for inert

  1. Memory and fancy were inert; only the senses were faintly alive. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  2. Inert matter giving interest to the immortal man, not the immortal man to the inert matter. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. He could only wait, inert, while the dance went on. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  4. No actually existing substance is inert. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  5. 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
  6. The team's surgeon was kneeling beside the inert body on the road. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  7. The material of her flesh was so delicate compared to the inert, formidable mass before her. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  8. All at once I closed my eyes, and, sinking down inert, became insensible. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. But she stood inert in his arms, her eyes closed, not returning his kisses. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy