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inanimate

 [in-an´ĭ-mat]
1. without life.
2. lacking in animation.

in·an·i·mate

(in-an'i-māt),
Not alive.
[L. in- neg. + anima, breath, soul]

inanimate

/in·an·i·mate/ (-an´im-it)
1. without life.
2. lacking in animation.

inanimate

[inan′imit]
Etymology: L, in, not, animus, life spirit
not alive; lacking signs of life.

in·an·i·mate

(in-an'i-măt)
Not alive.
[L. in- neg. + anima, breath, soul]

inanimate

1. without life.
2. lacking in animation.
References in classic literature ?
As I added virtue after virtue to the female monster in my mind, and the result remained still inanimate and unalluring, I realised that the lack I was conscious of was not any new perfection, but just one or two honest human imperfections.
He was comely in countenance, bulky and strong in person, and in the flower of his age yet inanimate in expression, dull-eyed, heavy-browed, inactive and sluggish in all his motions, and so slow in resolution, that the soubriquet of one of his ancestors was conferred upon him, and he was very generally called Athelstane the Unready.
When he recognized Lady Brandon he waved his cap, and when they met he sprang from his inanimate steed, at which the bay horse shied.
From the description of inanimate bodies and plants, I passed to animals, and particularly to man.
The old doctor received the inanimate body of his niece, kissed it as though he were a young man, and carrying it aside, sat down with it still in his arms on a pile of wood.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
The Killer shuddered, scowling at the inanimate iron and wood of the spear as though they constituted a sentient being endowed with a malignant mind.
The inanimate victim was borne along by the vigorous arms which supported her, and which she did not seem in the least to burden.
I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk.
Even inanimate things of the most trivial kind may in a sense be objects of recognition.
I'll sit here and drink, for I look upon you as so many pawns, as inanimate pawns.
The young man raised the arm, which fell back by its own weight, perfectly inanimate and helpless.