inanimate object

noun

: a thing that is not alive, such as a rock, a chair, a book, etc.

Examples of inanimate object in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film is also a dryly caustic send-up of the music industry, with an A&M executive, voiced by the actor Rob LaBelle (who also plays Karen and Richard’s father), exclaiming his plans for The Carpenters with a coldness that only an inanimate object could conjure. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 20 July 2023 Jaden McDaniels, another key defender, punched an inanimate object in the Timberwolves’ tunnel, injuring his right hand. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2023 Jaden McDaniels punched an inanimate object in the Timberwolves’ tunnel, injuring his right hand. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2023 Although ski collisions in general are not uncommon, most accidents occur when a skier collides with a tree or another kind of inanimate object or obstacle. CBS News, 23 Mar. 2023

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“Inanimate object.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inanimate%20object. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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