Wordsworth's own character, as we have already observed, was dominated by a certain contentment, a sort of naturally religious placidity, not often found in union with a poetic sensibility so  active as his; and this gentle sense of well-being was favourable to the quiet, habitual observation of the inanimate
, or imperfectly animate, world.
There was the sound of a dull thud, the crushing of heavy bone, and the sentry slumped into a silent, inanimate
lump of clay.
No change of expression crossed his grim and stern-set features as he strode across the room and stood beside the little couch and the inanimate
form which lay face downward upon it; the still, silent thing that had pulsed with life and youth and love.
As you know I have long possessed the power to cross the void in spirit, but never before have I been able to impart to inanimate
things a similar power.
It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate
things," she said gaily.
He needed only, as soon as the execution was over, to allow Mynheer Boxtel to ascend the scaffold with his servants, to remove the inanimate
remains of his friend.
And thrust aside Jerry was, by a rough and naked foot, as harsh and unfeeling in its impact as an inanimate
breaking sea on a beach-jut of insensate rock.
For a long time he sat down before the closed door, regarding it wistfully but being too wise to bark or speak to such inanimate
Hem believes that in the visible world there are void places-- vacua, and something more--holes, as it were, through which animate and inanimate
objects may fall into the invisible world and be seen and heard no more.
Orpheus and Amphion went a little farther, and by the charms of music enchanted things merely inanimate
So they go on; Deputy, as a rear rank one, taking open order, and invading the silence of the hour and place by stoning every wall, post, pillar, and other inanimate
object, by the deserted way.
I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate
In its form, in its substance, in its effect, which was universal, altering even the aspect of inanimate
things, it was a thought to sit still and marvel at for ever and ever.
Razumov stamped his foot--and under the soft carpet of snow felt the hard ground of Russia, inanimate
, cold, inert, like a sullen and tragic mother hiding her face under a winding-sheet-- his native soil
Then came more of the wrathful monsters, whose like they almost seemed to be in their wildness and their untamed air, screeching and turning round and round again; and still, before, behind, and to the right and left, was the same interminable perspective of brick towers, never ceasing in their black vomit, blasting all things living or inanimate
, shutting out the face of day, and closing in on all these horrors with a dense dark cloud.