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as in: on an incline or incline his head Define
to be at an angle or to bend
  • "Don’t mention it," said Samsonov, inclining his head.

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

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  • He was just as unsociable, and showed not the slightest inclination for any companionship.
  • He had, in fact, an awful inclination to get up and declare that he wouldn’t say another word, "not if you hang me for it."

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  • He was fretted, too, by all sorts of strange and almost surprising desires; for instance, after midnight he suddenly had an intense irresistible inclination to go down, open the door, go to the lodge and beat Smerdyakov.
  • Ippolit Kirillovitch, the prosecutor (he was really the deputy prosecutor, but we always called him the prosecutor), was rather a peculiar man, of about five and thirty, inclined to be consumptive, and married to a fat and childless woman.
  • Knowing that you are inclined to believe in me, I administered some disbelief by telling you that anecdote.
  • Before time was, by some decree which I could never make out, I was pre-destined ’to deny’ and yet I am genuinely good-hearted and not at all inclined to negation.
  • Kolya had a great inclination to say something even warmer and more demonstrative, but he felt ill at ease.
  • He left a note written in his peculiar language, ’I destroy myself of my own will and inclination so as to throw no blame on any one.’
  • During the two months that had passed since Mitya’s arrest, Alyosha had called frequently at the widow Morozov’s house, both from his own inclination and to take messages for Mitya.

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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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