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inclined
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Anna Karenina
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as in: I'm inclined to Define
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
  • Vronsky was obliged to be his guide in satisfying both these inclinations.
  • Never had the impossibility of his position in the world’s eyes, and his wife’s hatred of him, and altogether the might of that mysterious brutal force that guided his life against his spiritual inclinations, and exacted conformity with its decrees and change in his attitude to his wife, been presented to him with such distinctness as that day.

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

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  • "No," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, who felt a great inclination to tell Vronsky of Levin’s intentions in regard to Kitty.
  • Varenka felt inclined to smile, looking at her childish fury, but she was afraid of wounding her.

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  • "What an inclination we all have, though, for these cruel spectacles," he said.
  • With a slight inclination of her head she passed, hearing behind her Stepan Arkadyevitch’s loud voice calling him to come up, and the quiet, soft, and composed voice of Vronsky refusing.
  • Possibly you are inclined to look at things too tragically.
  • "Kitty plays, and we have a piano; not a good one, it’s true, but you will give us so much pleasure," said the princess with her affected smile, which Kitty disliked particularly just then, because she noticed that Varenka had no inclination to sing.
  • Levin felt a strong inclination to drink a little vodka and to eat some bread.
  • With a slight smile Vronsky went on talking to Sviazhsky, obviously without the slightest inclination to enter into conversation with Levin.

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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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