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As it sank he became less and less frenzied; and just as it dipped he slid from the hands that held him, an inert mass, on the floor.
But, though both stout of heart, and strong of person, Athelstane had a disposition too inert and unambitious to make the exertions which Cedric seemed to expect from him.
He went pale, with a sort of fear, when he saw Connie lifting the inert legs of the man in her arms, into the other chair, Clifford pivoting round as she did so.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
The scaffold is not a piece of carpentry; the scaffold is not a machine; the scaffold is not an inert bit of mechanism constructed of wood, iron and cords.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
There is a certain state of inert asceticism in which the soul, neutralized by torpor, a stranger to that which may be designated as the business of living, receives no impressions, either human, or pleasant or painful, with the exception of earthquakes and catastrophes.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Edmond shuddered when he heard the painful efforts which the old man made to drag himself along; his leg was inert, and he could no longer make use of one arm.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
I sprang to my feet, my inert hand grasping my pistol, my mind paralyzed by the dreadful shape which had sprung out upon us from the shadows of the fog.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Now a rising group of people are not lifted bodily from the ground like an inert solid mass, but rather stretch upward like a living plant with its roots still clinging in the mould.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context