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  • They stood in inane suspense till Bresnahan led them out, rumbling, "How about planning a fishing-trip, Will?"
  • He put his arm about her waist; it was a large, strong, sophisticated arm, and very agreeable; he grinned at her with a devastating knowingness, while Kennicott glowed inanely.
  • A savorless people, gulping tasteless food, and sitting afterward, coatless and thoughtless, in rocking-chairs prickly with inane decorations, listening to mechanical music, saying mechanical things about the excellence of Ford automobiles, and viewing themselves as the greatest race in the world.

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  • I can’t take any more of her inane ideas.
  • Must we go on with this inane conversation?
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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