Or, as we say in Washington, “My prior statement is inoperative.”
For broken is here only another word for inoperative, and a law of nature that is inoperative is non-existent.
As a craft stands on the ground, its planes are inoperative.
They may be inoperative, so far as can be seen, for an entire century, and at its close break out in full vigor.
They were saluted with a volley of musketry, all but inoperative.
Superintendent McKenney reported that all laws in the Indian country were inoperative—so much dead matter.
In some cases they restrain individuals; upon the aggregate they are inoperative.
That the word of God is inoperative here is through no fault, either of the seed or of the sower.
If it stands still in the air its planes are inoperative, and it falls.
Politically, however, the portentous sentence was inoperative.