a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
I’m inclined to believe him.
I was inclined to laugh, but overcame the urge.
he had an inclination to give up too easily
inclined to believe conspiracy theories
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
her inclination is for classical music
Their language inclines us to believe them
Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner.
W. Somerset Maugham
Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.
We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors. .
Norman Vincent Peale
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That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it. ...everybody is more inclined to neglect the duty which he expects another to fulfill.
It was noticed that whenever he seemed on the point of coming to an agreement with Frederick, Snowball was declared to be in hiding at Foxwood, while, when he inclined toward Pilkington, Snowball was said to be at Pinchfield.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
You give us a look in at the station whenever you feel so inclined.
Edith Nesbit -- The Railway Children
...one can no more be inclined to love without loving than we can have eyes without seeing.
Henry Fielding -- Tom Jones
My wife and Franz were left behind, for our proposed work was even more horrible than that of the preceding day; they could not assist, and had no inclination to witness it.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
she had had no inclination to fetch them from the library.
George Eliot -- Middlemarch
I counsel you to resist firmly every temptation which would incline you to look back:
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
(To him, arguing nobly against her inclinations) But George, maybe it’s very important for you to go and learn all that,
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
did dissuade Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
William Shakespeare -- Antony and Cleopatra
But I simply fail to see the relevance of the subject to a person of my inclinations and ambitions.
David Almond -- Kit’s Wilderness
He always brings something with him; the first day it was a dried flower of some sort, blue it was, the second day a winter pear, the third an onion, you never know what he will bring, although he inclines to the fruits and vegetables;
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
Rather, they determined that it was the fault of human personality—of humankind’s inclination toward evil, in whatever form that is.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Two boys from Carvahall wrestled nearby, but he felt no inclination to join them.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Suppressing a strong inclination to laugh, I ...
H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
...they felt no inclination to talk to one another about...
C.S. Lewis -- The Horse and His Boy
I wish’d to live without committing any fault at any time; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.
Benjamin Franklin -- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Catherine had neither time nor inclination to answer.
Jane Austen -- Northanger Abbey
Edward seemed to have as great an inclination to walk out of the room again, as to advance farther into it.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
They had no inclination to listen to her.
Jane Austen -- Persuasion
...he checked his inclination to laugh, and said quietly...
George Eliot -- The Mill on the Floss
But there’s a war on now, or there will be, and I don’t have the time or the inclination to follow around after you, trying to make sure you don’t get one of us killed!
Cassandra Clare -- City of Glass
I shall always be your sincere friend, without any inclination to nearer intimacy,
Daniel Defoe -- Moll Flanders
After replying to the old man’s greeting he showed no inclination to continue in talk, although they still walked side by side, for the elder traveller seemed to desire company.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
"I’m inclined to believe you need the psychiatrist," said Montag.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
This was all she was inclined to say on the subject.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Bean Trees
I hope when you receive this news of your sister’s forward behavior you will not be shocked or inclined to judge me harshly.
Alice Walker -- The Color Purple
Next day I was inclined to think that I had made a mistake, and by the day after I was sure of it.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Mrs. Bennet had been strongly inclined to ask them to stay and dine there that day; but...
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
they were inclined to be grumpy
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
She was inclined to think the whole business nonsense
H.G. Wells -- The Invisible Man
the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
we feel inclined to sit down
Rudyard Kipling -- The Jungle Book
...and neither she nor anyone else felt inclined to talk about the wardrobe at all.
C.S. Lewis -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I am inclined to think that...
H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
inclined to be irritated
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
I am very much inclined to think that
Jane Austen -- Emma
There Joe ... informed me ... that I was to take a little nourishment at stated frequent times, whether I felt inclined for it or not, and that I was to submit myself to all his orders.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
no one had seen her shed tears; she was simply grave and inclined to shake her head and sigh, almost imperceptibly,
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
The remains of breakfast ... clung to a stack of plates on the low table that no one had seemed inclined to clear away.