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inert

Chem having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive

inert

[i′nərt]
(science and technology)
Lacking an activity, reactivity, or effect.
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I steadied myself inertly against a wall, succumbing to another bout of vertigo.
The supply of money and finance simply 'adjusts' inertly to the demand for money, with money and finance impacting on economic activity only to the extent that decision makers are responsive to changes in the cost of finance.
But most people in the film inertly continue everyday activities.
This apparent self-contradiction betrays the often false and always slippery dichotomies in jazz discourse between the inertly iconic and the violently iconoclastic.
But it does not get called to that Self which can become for itself an 'object' on which to pass judgment, nor to that Self which inertly dissects its 'inner life' with fussy curiosity, nor to that Self which one has in mind when one gazes 'analytically' at psychical conditions and what lies behind them.
Berkey welcomed a crowd to the site of the school's future Sports and Recreation Center yesterday, a squarish, mostly aluminum robot standing inertly next to the podium whirred to life, blue LED lights shining, its tanklike treads propelling it forward.
Instead of providing information and requiring students to give back that information, the model requires students to process the information so that the data gathered does not lie inertly in the mind, but is worked, turned, analyzed, and examined so that the deeper and richer meanings can be extracted and understood.
As a rule of thumb, if you are making a forward commitment of any kind without thinking through a way to protect the fulfillment of that obligation then you are essentially making a bet inertly.
Or is the collective subject always only either corporate-capitalist, or irrational-destructive, or inertly consumerist?
117) In this light, they asserted that a connection between a party and an arbitrator is not enough in and of itself for a challenge to succeed, since "[a]rbitrators are not disembodied spirits dwelling on Mars, who descend to earth to arbitrate a case and then immediately return to their Martian retreat to await inertly the call to arbitrate another.
In Hitchcock's great 1958 Vertigo, there is a deliberate shot of Judy's feet being inertly dragged over the stairs as Scotty hoists her up to their fateful climactic visit to the church bell tower.
With Matthew Broderick reducing the title character to a cartoon, performing in his own hermetic space that excludes everyone else onstage, the play sits inertly, its poignancy lost and its clever dialogue hollowed into empty banter.