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 Indul’gence (3 syl.),Inexorable Logic of Facts (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Iner’tia.
 
That want of power in matter to change its state either from rest to motion, or from motion to rest. Kepler calls it Vis inertiæ. (Ars in Latin is the Greek ar’et, power or inherent force; In-ars is the absence of this power.)   1
 


 Indul’gence (3 syl.),Inexorable Logic of Facts (The). 

 
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