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Origin of inane
OTHER WORDS FROM inanein·ane·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for inane
Whenever I get one of those inane email notices about incremental changes in my credit rating, which arrive nearly daily, I tense up.Gene Weingarten: I somehow owed D.C. $24,000. But not so fast!|Gene Weingarten|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The show not only provided a welcome reprieve from a tough day in the laboratory, but also fueled fun debates among us students as to whether the inane scenarios were plausible.
All the evening we sat, almost in silence, inanely smirking at each other and listening to the rain.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
I was speaking with your father last night, he said, at last, somewhat inanely.Anecdotes of the Great War|Carleton Britton Case
Each of them was Tommy Atkins—the inanely smirking hero of the picture-paper and the funny paragraph.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
The quotation, lilted inanely as a nursery rime, pierced her heart like a flight of silver arrows.Walking Shadows|Alfred Noyes
His eye fell on the terra-cotta Parisienne dancing inanely on her pedestal, and he moaned like one in pain.Audrey Craven|May Sinclair