Vis inertiae

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vis inertiae inertia: sluggishness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

What and where was the vis nova that could hold its own before this prodigious ice-cap of vis inertiae?
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
They are sticky; they attract wealth, and they have the force called vis inertiae, which means that they invest their money prudently.
"Michael" by E. F. Benson
Mrs. Forsyth was one of those women who get their own way by the very vis inertiae of their silliness.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
Want of time and the vis inertia of the place were against us.
"Baddeck and That Sort of Thing" by Charles Dudley Warner
The first volume upsets the theory of light; the second vacuum, vis inertiae, gravitation, and attraction.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
C, VIS INERTIAE, and YAK.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
VIS INERTIAE (L.), the power of inertia: passive resistance.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
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