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as in: on an incline or incline his head Define
to be at an angle or to bend
  • Her figure was slight and graceful, inclining even to fragility but those iron jelloids she had been taking of late had done her a world of good much better than the Widow Welch’s female pills and she was much better of those discharges she used to get and that tired feeling.

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  • I climbed down the incline.
  • She inclined her head to indicate her agreement.

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as in: I'm inclined to Define
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
  • As not more abnormal than all other parallel processes of adaptation to altered conditions of existence, resulting in a reciprocal equilibrium between the bodily organism and its attendant circumstances, foods, beverages, acquired habits, indulged inclinations, significant disease.

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  • I’m inclined to believe him.
  • I was inclined to laugh, but overcame the urge.

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  • But it was the original sin that darkened his understanding, weakened his will and left in him a strong inclination to evil.
  • Think he’s that way inclined a bit.

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  • They bent their silk hats in concert and Hynes inclined his ear.
  • Inclination prompted her to speak out: dignity told her to be silent.
  • And the others inclined to give her an odd dig.
  • (He taps her on the shoulder with his fan) Incline feet forward!
  • The idea, he was strongly inclined to believe, was to do good and net a profit, there being no competition to speak of.
  • What instances of deficient mental development in his wife inclined him in favour of the lastmentioned (ninth) solution?
  • What prospect of what phenomena inclined him to remain?
  • Occasionally he drank voraciously the juice of gooseberry fool from an inclined plate.

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  • Corley at the first go-off was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing in a bloody tart off the street.
  • Must we accept the view of Empedocles of Trinacria that the right ovary (the postmenstrual period, assert others) is responsible for the birth of males or are the too long neglected spermatozoa or nemasperms the differentiating factors or is it, as most embryologists incline to opine, such as Culpepper, Spallanzani, Blumenbach, Lusk, Hertwig, Leopold and Valenti, a mixture of both?
  • The necessity of order, a place for everything and everything in its place: the deficient appreciation of literature possessed by females: the incongruity of an apple incuneated in a tumbler and of an umbrella inclined in a closestool: the insecurity of hiding any secret document behind, beneath or between the pages of a book.
  • Obviously mammal in weight of bosom you remark that she has in front well to the fore two protuberances of very respectable dimensions, inclined to fall in the noonday soupplate, while on her rere lower down are two additional protuberances, suggestive of potent rectum and tumescent for palpation, which leave nothing to be desired save compactness.
  • From inside information extending over a series of years Mr Bloom was rather inclined to poohpooh the suggestion as egregious balderdash for, pending that consummation devoutly to be or not to be wished for, he was fully cognisant of the fact that their neighbours across the channel, unless they were much bigger fools than he took them for, rather concealed their strength than the opposite.
  • …of a benignant persistent ache in his footsoles he extended his foot to one side and observed the creases, protuberances and salient points caused by foot pressure in the course of walking repeatedly in several different directions, then, inclined, he disnoded the laceknots, unhooked and loosened the laces, took off each of his two boots for the second time, detached the partially moistened right sock through the fore part of which the nail of his great toe had again effracted, raised…
  • ) BLOOM: (With a sour tenderish smile) A little frivol, shall we, if you are so inclined?
  • …of vision, the secular process of imbalsamation: 2) the principle of the pendulum, exemplified in bob, wheelgear and regulator, the translation in terms of human or social regulation of the various positions of clockwise moveable indicators on an unmoving dial, the exactitude of the recurrence per hour of an instant in each hour when the longer and the shorter indicator were at the same angle of inclination, videlicet, 5 5/11 minutes past each hour per hour in arithmetical progression.

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as in: I'm inclined to Define
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
as in: on an incline or incline his head Define
to be at an angle or to bend
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