Johnny Rosenfeld still lay in his ward, inert from the waist down.
And when bending over that inert face I felt that there was no longer any breath!
The chauffeur got down, shook his fare by the arm, and the arm was inert.
There he saw the inert figures of the girl, and Tom Franklin.
An atom of any kind is not the inert thing it has been supposed to be, for it can do something.