Example sentences for: inanimate

How can you use “inanimate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They were animists who revered the spirits they believed to be in the living things and inanimate objects around them.

  • This force supposedly makes stars "self-organize" into galaxies, and inanimate molecules, into living cells.

  • But in more formal standard English inanimate objects are now referred to by the neuter pronoun it , though in other Indo-European languages that I know grammatical gender lingers as a sort of ghost of animistic gender haunting all nouns.

  • Still life--the portrayal of familiar inanimate objects--is, as the name suggests, a paradoxical genre.

  • Unfortunately, we don't have a clue how a tricorder might work, since life forms don't seem to have any observable property that distinguishes them from inanimate matter.

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