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Inanely I would pound my head as though to put punch into it.

Eddie mumbled, inanely, "You didn't mind it this mornin', buggy-ridin'."

If it was from any other family he tuck it so inanely, I wouldn't care so much; but from them!

“My widow, if you are going to be so darned particular about it,” he shouted, inanely.

He thought at that moment, inanely, he should play more handball.

Old Horace was inanely eloquent for an hour over his pet theory.

Above his motionless figure the little cord and tassel on the stiff point of the hood swung about inanely in the gale.

All the evening we sat, almost in silence, inanely smirking at each other and listening to the rain.

Tediously and inanely he meandered along, and no one knew what he was talking about.

It is easy, too easy, to grow incensed with him when he inanely doubts any convention or opinion that comes in sight.

WORD ORIGIN

"silly, empty-headed," 1819, earlier "empty" (1660s), a back-formation from inanity. Related: Inanely.

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