There is always an inertia to be overcome in striking out a new line of conduct—not more in ourselves, it seems, than in circumscribing events, which appear as if leagued together to allow no novelties in the way of amelioration.
There are no more uses of "inertia" in the book.
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She had to overcome her inertia and get back to work.
The rocket’s inertia will take it out of the solar system.