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The War of the Worlds
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  • Even within the five-mile circle the great majority of people were inert.
  • London, which had gone to bed on Sunday night oblivious and inert, was awakened, in the small hours of Monday morning, to a vivid sense of danger.
  • The contrast between the swift and complex movements of these contrivances and the inert panting clumsiness of their masters was acute, and for days I had to tell myself repeatedly that these latter were indeed the living of the two things.

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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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