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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • 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.
  • You are still yourself as now, and yet you are yourself no longer; you who, like Ariel, verge on the angelic, are but an inert mass, which, like Caliban, verges on the brutal; and this is called in human tongues, as I tell you, neither more nor less than apoplexy.

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  • The snake had recently eaten and lay inert in the grass.
  • The audience sat inert and unmoved by her speech.

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