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Definition of Inanimately
Lexicographical Neighbors of Inanimately
Literary usage of Inanimately
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Text-book of Histology by Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"Then the black stone looked as inanimately slab-like as before, the eyes becoming mere dull excrescences; and the little violet flame, slowly rising, ..."
2. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1910)
"She was in the contest of the two men, however inanimately she might be lying overhead, and the assurance in her mind that neither of them would give ground ..."
3. The haunted hotel by Wilkie Collins (1878)
"... the fine rosy complexion, the inanimately polite manner, the large good-humoured mouth, the too plump cheeks and chin ; these, and nothing more. ..."
4. The Fortnightly Review (1880)
"He had taught her to rely on him blindly, and thus she did it inanimately, while cutting herself loose from him. In a similar mood the spiritual waverer ..."
5. Autobiography of an Actress; Or, Eight Years on the Stage by Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie (1854)
"Like an automaton, I moved inanimately through the part. I seemed to myself gradually sinking on a shoreless sea, in a dead calm, — the sea of public ..."