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incline
as in:  on an incline or incline his head


I climbed down the incline.
  to be at an angle or to bend
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inclination incline inclined inclines inclinable inclining
Strongly Associated with:   disinclined
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  • I climbed down the incline.
  • She inclined her head to indicate her agreement.
  • an inclined plane
  • The Roman inclined his head.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • Lynn gasps as Shauna hurtles toward the ground at a steep incline, headfirst.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Riddle stopped suddenly, his head inclined in the direction of new noises.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • As I walked up the steep incline, I noticed an old familiar face.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • They inclined their heads toward Jace, a gesture of silent acknowledgment, before they filed away among the pillars and were gone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • he inclined his head toward Eragon,
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • at the bottom of a short incline
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit

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  • I rose and walked unsteadily up the steep incline of the bridge.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I see her incline her head towards him,
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I felt around me to see if I was on an incline,
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • The men, obedient as machines, rushed down the rocky incline towards the beach,
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • (inclining his head, and whispering seriously)
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The upper portion of the garment was contracted for an instant in its folds, as if the Spirit had inclined its head.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Voldemort inclined his head, unsmiling, and took another sip of wine.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Wart found that he could keep more or less level by altering the inclination of his arm fins and the ones on his stomach.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He crashed to the ground, the force of his fall sending him sliding down the incline and into the river.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Mr. Harthouse inclined his head in assent,
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Adam inclined his head in acceptance, and went out.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The loose horses walked uncertainly down the shallow rock incline of the basin and blew at the water and drank.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • inclining her head as she spoke in the direction of the room where Fanny lay.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • She drove to the lake and parked her car on the boat ramp’s steep incline,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • ...inclined his head as if he did not wholly dispute even that.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The fact is so obvious that Simon merely inclines his head.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Now these were huge, heavy boulders, so rolling them was hard, and pushing them up an incline took an enormous effort.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • and chin seeming to follow his hat-brim in a moderate inclination upwards,
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • His head ... appeared chronically to incline forward,
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She inclined her head, and swept round so that her eyes rested in the misty vale beneath them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He understood, and inclined his head.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • she would dismiss Cassie and incline her head toward Virgie,
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • made a very low inclination of her head to Mrs. General, and came loftily upright again.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • But he inclined his head in her direction, and said...
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • On the village green an inclined strong ... came in for considerable favour among the adolescent, as also did the swings
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • They all paused and inclined their heads to acknowledge Saphira’s presence.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And the way he inclined his head her way, pressing his chest to the table edge — wasn’t he behaving politely?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The car moved forward a few more feet, snow flying in the air, and then it stopped moving, defeated by the physics of ice and incline.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "Let’s go this way," he said, inclining his head.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • He lowered his voice, inclining his head toward her as they walked.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He held out his hand, inclining his head.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • "Good morrow," she said, inclining her head.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I do the same, inclining my head the way Lady Blonos showed me.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • "Well met, Nephilim, Daylighter," she said, inclining her head in their direction.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • "Gail Wynand," he said, inclining his head in self-introduction.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Madame, I doubt my ability before such an audience," said he, smilingly inclining his head.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Then you are yourself inclining to the supernatural explanation.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • They are silent, but not somber—they smile at the Amity they pass, inclining their heads, a few of them stopping to exchange pleasantries.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • If I did simply follow my inclining I would do now, at this moment, what is to be done.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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Associated words [difficulty]:   incline [1] , disinclined [5]
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