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And men may be over-disciplined, so that their impulses die away from inanition.

To be starved to death is "to sink from inanition into nonentity."

That a state of inanition exists in Miss Fancher is not to be doubted.

Frequently the engine stopped as if from sheer fatigue or inanition.

Marjorie was awakened from her trance of inanition by the porter's voice.

And the days pass, and she grows weak from inanition, but refuses all food.

The present government, my dear George, will expire from inanition.

I tell him he's foolish to pay any attention to it; just let it die of inanition.

And we couldn't even leave the infernal things to die of inanition.

In 1833 it declined from a weekly to a monthly, and in 1834 it died of inanition.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French inanition, from Latin inanitionem (nominative inanitio) "emptiness," noun of action from past participle stem of inanire "to empty," from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.

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