Usage examples for inane

  1. It was necessary also to show some knowledge of the quarrel of the ancients and moderns; but Trapp is concerned with the integrity of European culture, not with the inane counting of points for or against past or present and not at all with scoring off personal antagonists. – The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718) by Joseph Trapp
  2. One day, however, I encountered a volume of verse so ridiculously false in sentiment, extravagant in utterance, and inane in character, that I could not refrain from poking a little fun at its absurdity. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  3. The chattering had ceased, although there were several attempts to break that uncomfortable silence with inane remarks. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy