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inclined
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: on an incline or incline his head Define
to be at an angle or to bend
  • ’Of course they can,’ said Dumbledore, inclining his head.
  • ’And you,’ said the centaur, inclining his white-blond head.

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  • ’Nothing at all, Cornelius,’ said Dumbledore gravely, inclining his head.
  • You told her to remember — it was your voice — ’I thought,’ said Dumbledore, inclining his head slightly, ’that she might need reminding of the pact she had sealed by taking you.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl inclined her head.
  • Harry inclined his head awkwardly at each of them as they were introduced.

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  • Dumbledore inclined his head in a little bow.
  • Dumbledore’s head was inclined towards the woman sitting next to him, who was talking into his ear.
  • Potter has never shown much inclination to follow school rules.
  • The gently rippling veil intrigued him; he felt a very strong inclination to climb up on the dais and walk through it.
  • I had gone there to see an applicant for the post of Divination teacher, though it was against my inclination to allow the subject of Divination to continue at all.

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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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