During the national war he was inactive because he was not needed.
Let's chalk it up to an inactive spring.
Prince Andrew's regiment was among the reserves which till after one o'clock were stationed inactive behind Semenovsk, under heavy artillery fire.
Their sons are big, stout men, but when they lead inactive lives are apt to become fat and sluggish.
The Western Cordillera, overhanging the Peruvian coast, contains a long line of volcanic mountains, most of them inactive, but their presence is probably connected with the frequent and severe earthquakes, especially in the southern section of the coast.