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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinanimatein‧an‧i‧mate /ɪnˈænəmət/ adjective  HLIVING/ALIVEnot living an inanimate object
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inanimateThe fall back to the beast and beyond even that-to mere inanimate existence-is complete.Everything animate and inanimate followed him.How can you get angry with a car? It's an inanimate object!For, instance, inanimate objects are typically easier to identify than animate objects.The Minoans also regarded certain inanimate objects as incarnations of a deity.If we are imaginative enough we can project ourselves inside plants and inanimate objects as well as other animals.Some languages categorise not only living things as masculine or feminine, but inanimate objects as well.Only the inanimate objects in view were registered on the plates.They seek life's meaning in possessions, and use inanimate objects to tell other Earthlets who they are.And yes, the baby is just your standard inanimate stage bundle.inanimate objectFrankly, I never used to feel guilty about disappointing inanimate objects.It forces them to tease out information from inanimate objects.Some people, for example, take on the persona of an animal or a monster or an inanimate object.The distinction applies to nouns which refer to animate beings as well as those which refer to inanimate objects.This makes the study of human beings different from that of animals and of inanimate objects.Only the inanimate objects in view were registered on the plates.If either of these inanimate objects knows you are going to dump it, it will turn on you.The Bible as holy literature, the oracles of the Logos, has become for them an inanimate object of scientific investigation.
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