INERTIA in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INERTIA
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inertia
 n.  property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet his path was not an easy one to tread, for over him he had the misfortune to have placed in authority a Chief Clerk who was a graven image of elderly insensibility and inertia.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
2  To begin with, he encouraged his host in his philosophical inertia by saying that the latter would help Tientietnikov to become a centenarian.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
3  and it was all from ENNUI, gentlemen, all from ENNUI; inertia overcame me.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
4  You know the direct, legitimate fruit of consciousness is inertia, that is, conscious sitting-with-the-hands-folded.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
5  Result: a soap-bubble and inertia.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
6  For the rest, among the old trees was depth within depth of grey, hopeless inertia, silence, nothingness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  But she was getting cold; yet the overwhelming inertia of her inner resentment kept her there as if paralysed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
8  It went of itself, like all such boards, by the mere force of inertia.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
9  Before that time, she knew, a hundred generations of Carols will aspire and go down in tragedy devoid of palls and solemn chanting, the humdrum inevitable tragedy of struggle against inertia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  For, at our epoch, we no longer believe either in inertia or in immobility.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
Example Sentence:
1  We had a feeling of inertia in the afternoon.
2  I'm unable to throw off this feeling of inertia.
3  She lapsed into inertia and lay there as if asleep.
4  I can't seem to throw off this feeling of inertia.
5  Because of the sheer inertia of the system many badly needed reform is never introduced.