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incline
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The War of the Worlds
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as in: on an incline or incline his head Define
to be at an angle or to bend
  • I rose and walked unsteadily up the steep incline of the bridge.

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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
  • I am inclined to think that...

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

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unspecified meaning
  • A moderate incline runs towards the foot of Maybury Hill, and down this we clattered.
  • His mind was inclined to run, even as mine had run on Saturday, on military details.

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  • Many of them, like my brother, seemed inclined to loiter in the place.
  • I am inclined to believe we must have spent the greater portion of a day before that awakening.
  • "It was not like the Heat-Ray," I said, and for a time I was inclined to think one of the great fighting-machines had stumbled against the house, as I had seen one stumble against the tower of Shepperton Church.
  • From certain vague memories I am inclined to think my own mind wandered at times.
  • It sounds paradoxical, but I am inclined to think that the weakness and insanity of the curate warned me, braced me, and kept me a sane man.
  • He was inclined to regard my coming as a great occasion.

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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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