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inclined as in:  I'm inclined to

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  • I was inclined to laugh, but I overcame the urge.
    inclined = tending
  • They enjoyed a good book-burning, all right—which gave people who were partial to books the opportunity to get their hands on certain publications that they otherwise wouldn't have. One person who was that way inclined, as we know, was a thin-boned girl named Liesel Meminger.   (source)
    inclined = having a tendency that favors something
  • When surprised and excited and innocent Gus emerged from Grand Gesture Metaphorically Inclined Augustus, I literally could not resist.   (source)
    inclined = favoring (tending toward)
  • The only effect it seemed to have was to make him even less inclined to share his plans.   (source)
    inclined = with a desire or tendency
  • But those less inclined toward their culture's prejudices may still have been vulnerable to the call to brutality.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • Any inclination towards the soft socialism of Mr. Roosevelt should be resisted, as such efforts could only further sicken the ailing economy.   (source)
    inclination = attitude favoring
  • If Edgar catches this, he'll naturally be less inclined to cough, and the bad stuff will accumulate in his lungs.   (source)
    inclined = likely (with a tendency)
  • Rather, they determined that it was the fault of human personality—of humankind's inclination toward evil, in whatever form that is.   (source)
    inclination = tendency
  • To action little, less to words inclined.   (source)
    inclined = favored
  • "I'm inclined to believe you need the psychiatrist," said Montag.   (source)
    inclined = have a tendency (suspect it is true, but not positive)
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  • 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.   (source)
    inclined = with a desire or tendency
  • Her mother, inclined at first to attribute her complaints to moping, took a second look at her flushed cheeks and put her to bed.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • Two boys from Carvahall wrestled nearby, but he felt no inclination to join them.   (source)
    inclination = desire (tendency)
  • It was widely known that Alice's fantastic stories had served as its inspiration-fodder for poking fun at her, if ever there was-but so well had she adapted to the customs and beliefs of the time, so well had she adopted the inclinations of other girls her age, that she'd befriended those who used to tease her mercilessly.   (source)
    inclinations = tendencies
  • I hope when you receive this news of your sister's forward behavior you will not be shocked or inclined to judge me harshly.   (source)
    inclined = have a tendency
  • The remains of breakfast ... clung to a stack of plates on the low table that no one had seemed inclined to clear away.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood
  • Nilda had continued to put on weight after the birth of the third Ramon and while Papi favored heavy women, he didn't favor obesity and wasn't inclined to go home.   (source)
    inclined = with an attitude that favored
  • He prodded once more his attaché case - which I felt inclined to keep my eyes averted from -   (source)
    inclined = a tendency or mood
  • This is a woman who decided long ago to be enthusiastic about EVERYTHING in life and she is inclined to wave her wrist vigorously at the height of her exclamatory comments.   (source)
    inclined = has a tendency
  • I've known some people inclined to do that.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • my sister is inclined to be somewhat impetuous   (source)
    inclined = tends to
  • He did not want to make his living selling whiskey on a large scale... The men who made it by the trunkload were much more inclined to prison, and that would have left his family alone in the teeth of the Depression. So he made a few gallons, enough to bring out the dogs and the deputies now and again, but never the federal men.   (source)
    inclined = tending (to end up in)
  • This was all she was inclined to say on the subject.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood (with a tendency)
  • But I simply fail to see the relevance of the subject to a person of my inclinations and ambitions.   (source)
    inclinations = tendencies (attitudes favoring)
  • ...they felt no inclination to talk to one another about...   (source)
    inclination = tendency (an attitude that favored)
  • ...good police officers have a sense of impending trouble, and a natural inclination to be not only suspicious, but skeptical.   (source)
    inclination = tendency
  • Tacitly the Party was even inclined to encourage prostitution, as an outlet for instincts which could not be altogether suppressed.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency (an attitude favoring)
  • He felt no inclination to sleep.   (source)
    inclination = desire
  • It is their duty to be infantile, even against their inclination.   (source)
    inclination = tendency (attitude favoring)
  • "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." In consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • I do not delay long for I have little inclination to talk.   (source)
    inclination = desire (an attitude of mind favoring)
  • (To him, arguing nobly against her inclinations) But George, maybe it's very important for you to go and learn all that,   (source)
    inclinations = tendencies (attitudes favoring)
  • And the skin will be inclined to break down.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • That was Marilla's exclusive duty; if it had been his he would have been worried over frequent conflicts between inclination and said duty.  As it was, he was free to, "spoil Anne"--Marilla's phrasing--as much as he liked.   (source)
    inclination = tendency or desire
  • An ordinary fellow, who did not spend half his life torturing himself by trying to discover what was right so as to conquer his inclination towards what was wrong...   (source)
    inclination = tendency
  • The host was inclined to change the subject, but Aziz took it up warmly,   (source)
    inclined = desirous (had an attitude favoring)
  • It was just very clear and bright, and inclined to blur at the edges.   (source)
    inclined = tended
  • Do you gentlemen of the screw-gun battery feel inclined to eat when you are being fired at with big guns, and Two Tails is behind you?   (source)
    inclined = in a mood
  • She ought not to have much inclination for sleep-walking then.   (source)
    inclination = tendency
  • ...[a] man inclined to favor conservative procedure in all things,   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • You give us a look in at the station whenever you feel so inclined.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood
  • Philip did not feel inclined to go to bed.   (source)
  • What food for gossip to those mischievously inclined.   (source)
    inclined = disposed (having a tendency to favor something)
  • I am inclined to think that...   (source)
    inclined = tending (having an attitude favoring)
  • If in an audience of a thousand people there is one person who is not in sympathy with my views, or is inclined to be doubtful, cold, or critical, I can pick him out.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • inclined to be irritated   (source)
    inclined = having a tendency
  • Next day I was inclined to think that I had made a mistake, and by the day after I was sure of it.   (source)
    inclined = had a tendency
  • The old cow was not inclined to wander farther, she even turned in the right direction for once as they left the pasture, and stepped along the road at a good pace.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood
  • I was not inclined to argue.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency or attitude that favors something
  • I am sure Mr. Lovborg is much more inclined to remain here and have supper with me.   (source)
    inclined = desirous (in the mood)
  • Interpreting Hester Prynne's deportment as an appeal of this nature, society was inclined to show its former victim a more benign countenance than she cared to be favoured with, or, perchance, than she deserved.   (source)
    inclined = with a tendency
  • I know what I feel, and how averse are my inclinations to the bare thought of marriage.   (source)
    inclinations = desires
  • she had had no inclination to fetch them from the library.   (source)
    inclination = desire (tendency; or attitude favoring)
  • 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.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood
  • the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.   (source)
    inclined = in the mood (to have an attitude favoring)
  • 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.   (source)
    inclination = desire (a tendency; or an attitude that favors something)
  • I am inclined to answer her with equal mystery,   (source)
    inclined = in the mood (with a tendency to)
  • I did not pretend to enter into the merits of the case, yet I inclined towards the opinions of the hero, whose extinction I wept, without precisely understanding it.   (source)
    inclined = had an attitude that favored
  • Mrs. Bennet had been strongly inclined to ask them to stay and dine there that day; but...   (source)
    inclined = in the mood
  • 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.   (source)
    inclination = tendency
  • As he proceeds through life, he looks about in a state of confusion, understanding neither the inclinations nor the aspirations of his peers.†   (source)
  • Oddly enough, it's probably both: Research does reveal a genetic disposition to substance abuse, but those who believe their addiction is a disease show less of an inclination to resist it.†   (source)
  • So if you have the time and inclination, I'll gladly show you around.†   (source)
  • I want to know why your father has the energy and inclination to befriend a complete stranger when he's never done so much as toss a baseball around with his own grandson!†   (source)
  • Harry and Ron spent the rest of the ball discussing giants in their corner, neither of them having any inclination to dance.†   (source)
  • I'm an independent person, so my inclination was to fight all of this—being helped from the car, having someone else dress me.†   (source)
  • Joe's inclination to give people free drinks was one reason.†   (source)
  • A slight inclination of each day toward success or failure.†   (source)
  • No, the question is not whether you have the ability to be an Executive you have that in abundance — but whether you have the inclination.†   (source)
  • In case he has any inclination of patching things up with her.†   (source)
  • Horace was by inclination a private man, nearing fifty now, with a sprawling port-wine stain on the left side of his forehead that he often fingered unconsciously.†   (source)
  • He wasn't sure if it was breathing the fumes or holding his head at a low inclination, but Langdon was definitely starting to feel squeamish.†   (source)
  • I told you, ladies and gentlemen, that none of the people in Sterling High School had any inclination this would be something other than a typical school day.†   (source)
  • Might he be smoking the reefers she had read about in a magazine, these cigarettes that drove young men of bohemian inclination across the borders of insanity?†   (source)
  • Those with academic inclinations took extra classes with the head teacher in their teenage years and with luck made it into teachers' college.†   (source)
  • He felt no inclination whatsoever to surrender.†   (source)
  • As a young man I had no time or money or inclination to look beyond my own poverty to discover what identity was.†   (source)
  • We bring an individual history to our reading, a mix of previous readings, to be sure, but also a history that includes, but is not limited to, educational attainment, gender, race, class, faith, social involvement, and philosophical inclination.†   (source)
  • And shows no inclination to learn English, I'm afraid.†   (source)
  • I suppose they just follow their inclinations and needs.†   (source)
  • It feels better to say this than to trash them, which was her first inclination.†   (source)
  • You can dream of that world if you have the time and inclination; however, if you don't think of it, it will not force itself on your notice of its own accord.†   (source)
  • He was guessing that Hekate's guards had massed just beyond the invisible wall, and he had no inclination to be first through the opening.†   (source)
  • The lieutenants of the Amaat, Toren, Etrepa, and Bo decades, the decade commanders, Hundred Captain Rubran, administrative officers, and medics, talked, slept, bathed, according to their schedules and inclinations.†   (source)
  • The actual sisters I never knew, nor did I have access to enough information or the talents and inclinations of a biographer to be able to adequately record them.†   (source)
  • On Saturday, June 10, the Tribune sniffed, "Her Highness ...has a way of discarding programs and following independently the bent of her inclination."†   (source)
  • Or the inclination?†   (source)
  • Their men will have neither the time nor the inclination to question their officers about what's going on.†   (source)
  • Sarah Byrnes's shoulders slump, and I briefly glimpse deeper into her, past that hard crust, past her inclination to double up her fist at the sound of the first syllable of the wrong word.†   (source)
  • She knows full well what it's like to tamp down your natural inclinations, to force a smile when you feel numb.†   (source)
  • The Indian set off at the slow trot typical of his race, and she remained in the house with the other servants, whom she feared far less than that strange individual with the courtly inclinations.†   (source)
  • His two sisters, despite their natural inclinations and festive vocation, were fodder for the convent.†   (source)
  • When Lexie showed no inclination to answer, Jeremy shifted in his seat.†   (source)
  • Paul Berlin's motives, as shapeless as water, washed through his imagination: a briny, sodden pressure that weighted him like gravity, layers of inclination pressing him deeper and deeper.†   (source)
  • What habits, fetishes, addictions, inclinations ?†   (source)
  • In a civil and humane society, each man is able to fulfill those obligations according to his own inclinations and abilities.†   (source)
  • But the first time you start repeating what's already been said, as lawyers have a natural inclination to do, you can expect swift intervention from up here.†   (source)
  • Now she and Ghosh traded how-are-yous and I-am-wells, bowing, the deep excursions diminishing till the last few were mere inclinations of the head.†   (source)
  • He never liked crowds, preferring the solitude of the woods and the fields of the family farm, an inclination that would serve him well when the time of cleansing arrived.†   (source)
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incline as in:  on an incline or incline his head

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  • The boat ramp has a steep incline.
    incline = slope
  • We drove until the road began to incline, then kept driving as the asphalt turned to dust beneath our tires, and still we kept going, Grandma weaving higher and higher into the bleached hills, coming to a stop only when the dirt road ended and a hiking trail began.   (source)
  • The boulders diminish to rocks that eventually turn to pebbles, and then, to my relief, we're back on pine needles and the gentle incline of the forest floor.   (source)
  • They walked to the end of the row, where the incline of the land formed a grassy swell.   (source)
  • At the top of the incline she stops.   (source)
    incline = slope (in this case, a sloping ramp)
  • This model was also equipped with built-in lifts and an amorphous surface, so that it could simulate walking up inclines and staircases.   (source)
    inclines = slopes
  • Riddle stopped suddenly, his head inclined in the direction of new noises.   (source)
    inclined = angled (or bent)
  • Then, as the angle of incline lessened, as the mound—the hill—flattened, nearing the bottom, the sled's forward motion slowed.   (source)
    incline = slope
  • Malcolm's models tend to have a ledge, or a sharp incline, where the drop of water will speed up greatly.   (source)
  • By now the sky was pale pink, and it was easier to find the uphill trail, but harder going as it was a steep incline.   (source)
    incline = slope (hill)
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  • Lynn gasps as Shauna hurtles toward the ground at a steep incline, headfirst.   (source)
    incline = angle
  • Marlee looked at me and inclined her head toward one of the couches, and we sat there together.   (source)
    inclined = angled
  • he inclined his head toward Eragon,   (source)
    inclined = bent
  • As I walked up the steep incline, I noticed an old familiar face.   (source)
    incline = hill (angle)
  • The fact is so obvious that Simon merely inclines his head.   (source)
    inclines = bends (or angles) (like an affirmative nod)
  • I felt around me to see if I was on an incline,   (source)
    incline = to be at an angle
  • They inclined their heads toward Jace, a gesture of silent acknowledgment, before they filed away among the pillars and were gone.   (source)
    inclined = bent or angled
  • Now these were huge, heavy boulders, so rolling them was hard, and pushing them up an incline took an enormous effort.   (source)
    incline = an angle
  • The loose horses walked uncertainly down the shallow rock incline of the basin and blew at the water and drank.   (source)
    incline = slope
  • She drove to the lake and parked her car on the boat ramp's steep incline,   (source)
    incline = angle (hill)
  • The Roman inclined his head.   (source)
    inclined = bent or angled
  • He understood, and inclined his head.   (source)
    inclined = bowed (or bent or angled)
  • And the way he inclined his head her way, pressing his chest to the table edge — wasn't he behaving politely?   (source)
    inclined = bent or angled
  • Rogers inclined his head.   (source)
    inclined = bowed or tilted
  • at the bottom of a short incline   (source)
    incline = angle or slope
  • Adam inclined his head in acceptance, and went out.   (source)
    inclined = bent
  • 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.   (source)
    inclination = angle
  • He did not stand erect, but with trunk inclined forward from the hips, on legs that bent at the knees.   (source)
    inclined = bent
  • His head ... appeared chronically to incline forward,   (source)
    incline = angle or bend
  • The men, obedient as machines, rushed down the rocky incline towards the beach,   (source)
    incline = slope (angle)
  • I rose and walked unsteadily up the steep incline of the bridge.   (source)
    incline = hill (angle)
  • But he inclined his head in her direction, and said...   (source)
    inclined = angled (or bent)
  • The mass was composed of inclined and sometimes vertical strata.   (source)
    inclined = angled
  • I see her incline her head towards him,   (source)
    incline = lean (bend or slope in a direction)
  • and chin seeming to follow his hat-brim in a moderate inclination upwards,   (source)
    inclination = angle
  • The upper portion of the garment was contracted for an instant in its folds, as if the Spirit had inclined its head.   (source)
    inclined = bowed or bent
  • inclining her head as she spoke in the direction of the room where Fanny lay.   (source)
    inclining = angling (or bending or leaning)
  • sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward   (source)
    inclined = bent (or angled)
  • (inclining his head, and whispering seriously)   (source)
    inclining = bending (or tilting)
  • Voldemort inclined his head, unsmiling, and took another sip of wine.   (source)
    inclined = angled
  • They stood still, their heads inclined toward Flich's voice, which sounded quite hysterical.   (source)
    inclined = angled (or bent)
  • As the incline began in earnest I saw three cars pulled off near the ditch.   (source)
    incline = slope
  • Harry and Malfoy barely inclined their heads, not taking their eyes off each other.   (source)
    inclined = bent (or angled)
  • They all paused and inclined their heads to acknowledge Saphira's presence.   (source)
    inclined = bent
  • She inclined her head to the Athena Parthenos.   (source)
    inclined = bent or angled
  • Pegasus spread his wings and inclined his head.   (source)
  • If I use a cannon to fire a shell of a certain weight, at a certain speed, and a certain angle of inclination—and if I then fire a second shell with almost the same weight, speed, and angle—what will happen?   (source)
    inclination = slope
  • He crashed to the ground, the force of his fall sending him sliding down the incline and into the river.   (source)
    incline = slope (angled downward)
  • made a very low inclination of her head to Mrs. General, and came loftily upright again.   (source)
    inclination = bend (or bow or angling)
  • She inclined her head, and swept round so that her eyes rested in the misty vale beneath them.   (source)
    inclined = bent or angled
  • Mr. Harthouse inclined his head in assent,   (source)
    inclined = bent
  • ...inclined his head as if he did not wholly dispute even that.   (source)
  • On the village green an inclined strong ... came in for considerable favour among the adolescent, as also did the swings   (source)
    inclined = angled
  • Throwing these into distance, rose, in the foreground, a head, —— a colossal head, inclined towards the iceberg, and resting against it.   (source)
    inclined = bent (or angled)
  • This lane inclined up-hill all the way to Hay; having reached the middle, I sat down on a stile which led thence into a field.   (source)
    inclined = angled
  • You say you never heard of a Mrs. Rochester at the house up yonder, Wood; but I daresay you have many a time inclined your ear to gossip about the mysterious lunatic kept there under watch and ward.   (source)
    inclined = angled (to better hear)
  • "Eagerness of a listener!" repeated she: "yes; Mr. Rochester has sat by the hour, his ear inclined to the fascinating lips that took such delight in their task of communicating; and Mr. Rochester was so willing to receive and looked so grateful for the pastime given him; you have noticed this?"   (source)
    inclined = angled (eager to hear)
  • She broke forth as never moon yet burst from cloud: a hand first penetrated the sable folds and waved them away; then, not a moon, but a white human form shone in the azure, inclining a glorious brow earthward.   (source)
    inclining = bowing or bending down
  • They seem, indeed, more inclinable to that opinion that places, if not the whole, yet the chief part, of a man's happiness in pleasure; and, what may seem more strange, they make use of arguments even from religion, notwithstanding its severity and roughness, for the support of that opinion so indulgent to pleasure; for they never dispute concerning happiness without fetching some arguments from the principles of religion as well as from natural reason, since without the former they reckon that all our inquiries after happiness must be but conjectural and defective.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.
  • He ended; and his words, replete with guile,
    Into her heart too easy entrance won:
    Fixed on the fruit she gazed, which to behold
    Might tempt alone; and in her ears the sound
    Yet rung of his persuasive words, impregned
    With reason, to her seeming, and with truth:
    Mean while the hour of noon drew on, and waked
    An eager appetite, raised by the smell
    So savoury of that fruit, which with desire,
    Inclinable now grown to touch or taste,
    Solicited her longing eye; yet first
    Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.†   (source)
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  • He inclined his head toward the younger police officer.†   (source)
  • One person propped the door open, while the rest carefully pushed the sleds carrying the patients up the steep incline of the snow.†   (source)
  • Richard, I am no more inclined to gossip than I am to spy.†   (source)
  • You know they would reward you handsomely if you were so inclined.†   (source)
  • A memory of the orderly Abnegation streets appears in my mind: a line of people on the right passing a line of people on the left, small smiles and inclined heads and silence.†   (source)
  • The incline was over thirty degrees.†   (source)
  • Bagwell's public complaints made it hard for courts to appoint other civil lawyers for last-stage appeals in a death penalty case, not that they were particularly inclined to do so.†   (source)
  • Will inclined his head toward me.†   (source)
  • Collet's eyes climbed the ladder's steep incline to the soaring hayloft.†   (source)
  • She inclined her head toward the girl with the dirty neck.†   (source)
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  • Ron was still slightly inclined to laugh at Hermione's boggart, but an argument was averted by the sight that met them on the top of the steps.†   (source)
  • The northeast corner of the field is highest and the southwest corner is lowest (I had a compass because we were going on holiday and I wanted to know where Swindon was when we were in France) and the field is folded downward slightly along the line between these two corners so that the northwest and southeast corners are slightly lower than they would be if the field was an inclined plane.†   (source)
  • But others were not inclined to let Williams off so easily.†   (source)
  • For the last two sols, I've spent almost all my time on an incline, working my way up the back wall of Mawrth Vallis.†   (source)
  • It is the finest radio he has ever laid hands on: an inclined control panel, magnetic tuning, big as an icebox.†   (source)
  • I was pretty pleased with the morning's work, on the whole, and I was inclined after all to agree with those who thought maybe my father's impulse had been the right one, if not for him, then for us.†   (source)
  • We pulled and grabbed at kids as they made their way up the slippery incline to the top.†   (source)
  • But no, as much as he emphasized security, I'm inclined to think he's telling the truth.†   (source)
  • When people had asked where she worked, she was more inclined to lie and say she was unemployed.†   (source)
  • He was not inclined to believe such a thing and when he hung up sat brooding over it.†   (source)
  • And Wheelwrights were not inclined toward sympathy to Meanys.†   (source)
  • He held out his hand, inclining his head.†   (source)
  • Lord Tywin inclined his head, dismissing him.†   (source)
  • That's why I also want you to set an ironing board up against the couch, to make an inclined plane.†   (source)
  • He inclines his head in a condescending bow.†   (source)
  • It doesn't take long, between the steep incline and the heat, to become short of breath.†   (source)
  • She was not inclined to dissuade her mother from wandering far away from the terrace.†   (source)
  • But then he moves forward again, steps to the side to avoid touching me, inclines his head, is gone.†   (source)
  • Actually, I hadn't drunk since that night, and didn't feel particularly inclined to ever take it up ever again.†   (source)
  • He lowered his voice, inclining his head toward her as they walked.†   (source)
  • With little shudders of disgust they all followed Zaphod down the incline into the crater, trying very hard to avoid looking at its unfortunate creator.†   (source)
  • The god inclined his head.†   (source)
  • "Flexcuffs," said Gyuri to me, with slightly inclined head.†   (source)
  • Ender was not inclined to tell them.†   (source)
  • Karna inclined his beautiful head and listened.†   (source)
  • Finally Eragon inclined his head and rose.†   (source)
  • We were inclined toward each other across the table now.†   (source)
  • She just inclined her head faintly to indicate she'd heard me.†   (source)
  • Watson turned to Wendy and inclined his head.†   (source)
  • Your father's not inclined to be crazy, and your mother never was either.†   (source)
  • But I don't feel particularly inclined to give out that sort of information.†   (source)
  • I knew where we were now—was sure of it—but Cookie tried to turn them left, down a long, shallow incline.†   (source)
  • The Shrike seemed to incline its head ever so slightly.†   (source)
  • They helped make sure I didn't get cheated on the tips, something the waiters were less inclined to do.†   (source)
  • I incline toward the latter, but I don't know.†   (source)
  • Augustine also inclined to Neoplatonism in his view of evil.†   (source)
  • We walked around a corner and up a wide incline to a set of broad doors.†   (source)
  • Father was not inclined to brood, and was more likely to try overwhelming us with good news instead.†   (source)
  • For the fans in the stands inclined to watch offensive line play, or the viewers of the game films, the sight of Michael Oher operating at full force, with a simple assignment and a definite purpose, was a unique experience.†   (source)
  • He glanced sidelong at his sister and raised his eyebrows in a silent question as he inclined his chin slightly toward the girl.†   (source)
  • She kicked something below me, and the bed inclined itself, slowly.†   (source)
  • I'm inclined to believe him, due to conflicting stories I got from my mother and sisters.†   (source)
  • It wasn't something I'd do, but I could see the button would make a good trade with someone inclined in that direction.†   (source)
  • She titled it "The Inclined Plane of Males.†   (source)
  • Equally, I did not feel especially inclined to commit suicide.†   (source)
  • For the supernaturally inclined, the death of the jury foreman alone offered sufficient proof.†   (source)
  • And would anything done forcibly make him more inclined, or less so, to trust authority and go along with a treatment plan over the long haul?†   (source)
  • She found she had to keep a constant lookout for emerging cliques, especially among players who were inclined to stick with their own kind.†   (source)
  • I am inclined to believe that is correct.†   (source)
  • For all his smartness with politics and music, Mr. Burke was inclined to be absent-minded.†   (source)
  • The old woman inclined her head regally.†   (source)
  • Amaranta Ursula was inclined to believe that he was the son of Petra Cotes, of whom she remembered only tales of infamy, and that supposition produced a twinge of horror in her heart.†   (source)
  • His brows drew together, and he seemed to incline his head toward Clancy, as if listening to something the rest of us couldn't hear.†   (source)
  • I merely meant that sometimes, particularly if one has been through distressing events in one's young life, one might be inclined to jump to conclusions—to inadvertently blow things out of proportion.†   (source)
  • Just more and more stairs, pitched at a nightmarish incline, leading into the bowels of the basement.†   (source)
  • Two hundred feet below, I could just make out Andy's motionless form slumped at the foot of the incline.†   (source)
  • Where such things are concerned, I incline to trust the Harkonnens.†   (source)
  • He inclines his head slightly toward the Official next to us.†   (source)
  • But there is a world of difference between being inclined toward violence and actually committing a violent act.†   (source)
  • She understood what Jean de Satigny had meant on their wedding night when he explained that he did not feel inclined to married life.†   (source)
  • He turned, hit shingles, fell skidding down the inclined ancient roof, over down to rim, to rainspout where, feet first, he spilled into further emptiness, yelling, clawed at the rain gutter, held, felt it groan, give way, as he swept the sky to see the balloon whistling, wrinkling, flying up like a wounded beast to evacuate its terrified exhalations in the clouds; a gunshot mammoth, not wanting to expire, yet in terrible flux coughing out its stinking winds.†   (source)
  • Westley continued to stare at the troops and the incline leading down toward them.†   (source)
  • The road up Coalwood Mountain turned through one steeply inclined switchback after another.†   (source)
  • The incline grew less steep, then flattened out as they neared the top.†   (source)
  • And then they were wading in sewage, through deepening sludge, and the tunnels gradually inclined upward, and they marched faster, pinching their noses, breathing through their mouths.†   (source)
  • If they thought I was already dead, they might be inclined to leave me alone.†   (source)
  • His wife wore a mink coat and a flowered hat, seemed somewhat older than he, and was inclined to be talkative.†   (source)
  • Mari inclines her head slightly.†   (source)
  • The bus sped across the ravine, up the incline to Squirrel Hill.†   (source)
  • He was inclined to sterilize its contents in an oven and then incinerate it.†   (source)
  • This was a little unfortunate, the topic being one close to his lordship's heart and one he was inclined to explicate at some length.†   (source)
  • Was Wesley suddenly inclined to be less man-whorish?†   (source)
  • I was attracted to the scientific underpinnings of dialectical materialism, for I am always inclined to trust what I can verify.†   (source)
  • MAMA is inclined to wander conversationally sometimes) What was you and your brother fussing 'bout this morning?†   (source)
  • She smiled again at me, a different, thinner smile, and inclined her head in acceptance of a point scored.†   (source)
  • I've got a little toot, if you're so inclined.†   (source)
  • He added that they have "large breasts" that are "not inclined to dangle.†   (source)
  • She inclined her head toward the door.†   (source)
  • At the same time, I'm not inclined to restrict who you may or may not call at trial.†   (source)
  • Getting no response from Stephen, I turn to my other toys—the red, white, and blue ball, the Mickey Mouse with movable legs which can rock and walk by itself down an incline, the two chicks from the sewing-machine cabinet, a metal cicada which can be squeezed to make a "click click" sound.†   (source)
  • I confess, I even left a stub of a pencil by the door in case she felt inclined to compose a reply.†   (source)
  • I won't even have steps to my front door, just a gradual incline.†   (source)
  • He is mechanically inclined.†   (source)
  • She inclined her head very slightly.†   (source)
  • It is Dave Powers who seizes on PT-109 as a vital aspect of the campaign, mailing voters a reprint of a story about that August night in 1943 to show the selfless bravery of a wealthy young man for whom some might otherwise not be inclined to vote.†   (source)
  • He was very hungry, and inclined to despair at such times.†   (source)
  • It was known that men coming out of an epileptic convulsion were inclined to be calmer and more peaceful for a time, and that violent cases completely out of contact were able to carry on rational conversations after a convulsion.†   (source)
  • Now that I am her prize student, a shining example of her superior teaching skills, she's inclined to be playful with me.†   (source)
  • 'Really, one is inclined to wonder what is.†   (source)
  • And there was a quick spark in her hazel eyes that told Quinn she'd be inclined to talk.†   (source)
  • Americans who might have been philosophically inclined to embrace the Klan had now been given all sorts of caution against doing so.†   (source)
  • Whether they were wholly uninterested in politics of any sort, or whether they were politically inclined, aware, or aggressive, the fact of their race or the race of their characters doomed them to a "political-only" analysis of their worth.†   (source)
  • Miro knelt above, his head inclined, eager to listen.†   (source)
  • But fretting about her advancement, at the office or elsewhere, is not something she's inclined to do much of these days.†   (source)
  • Is Salander sadistically inclined, or how would you describe her?†   (source)
  • The road there wound through some hills, and their pickup had crashed and hurtled down a steep incline.†   (source)
  • I wasn't inclined to formal prayer, but I was less skeptical about faith than I had been when I entered prison.†   (source)
  • It had been just so when Johnnie would have her time for every term of the "old field hollerin' school," where she learned to read and write; even when she persisted in going to Rainy Gap where some charitably inclined northern church maintained a little school, and pushed her education to dizzy heights that to mountain vision appeared "plumb foolish."†   (source)
  • Well, I kind of reckoned seeing as you've just saved yourself forty minutes driving down to Choteau and then some forty more driving back and all, you might feel inclined to blow a little of it on taking some air.†   (source)
  • Wordlessly, they dragged me up the steep incline.†   (source)
  • If you perform well, I shall be inclined to grant favors to the humans.†   (source)
  • There is a sense of urgency in me, a sense that time is running out, but it has to do with the life I left behind, not the one I would begin, if I was so inclined.†   (source)
  • I was only half awake and not inclined to get up when I heard a man outside say that a fire was burning in the West Division.†   (source)
  • They'd be more inclined to get involved if who would put the second-line antibiotics on its official list of essential drugs.†   (source)
  • I am therefore inclined to think it will not be prudent to hazard the men and stores.†   (source)
  • No one was inclined to dispute him.†   (source)
  • There at the bottom of a sharp incline they saw before them a long flat mile, and beyond that the Ford of Rivendell.†   (source)
  • Mortenson was inclined to enter the first one and begin bargaining, but again, Abdul scolded him like a naïve student.†   (source)
  • More important, Harlon was athletically inclined and the Adventist school did not have a sports program.†   (source)
  • When I rise again, I see she is inclining toward a large pile of watermelons in the corner.†   (source)
  • Ashley stretched out on the inclined hospital bed with my father right beside her.†   (source)
  • We've been good to 'em, we've bailed 'em out of jail and out of debt since the beginning of time, we've made work for 'em when there was no work, we've encouraged 'em to better themselves, they've gotten civilized, but my dear— that veneer of civilization's so thin that a bunch of uppity Yankee Negroes can shatter a hundred years' progress in five.... "No ma'am, after the thanks they've given us for looking after 'em, nobody in Maycomb feels much inclined to help 'em when they get in trouble now.†   (source)
  • A swarthy, bearded man with glistening, dark skin stepped off the gangplank and put his hands together, inclining his head in the Hindu fashion.†   (source)
  • Women who were not so artistically inclined opted instead to wear trousers, a look finally acceptable to a society becoming used to things like air raids and bebop.†   (source)
  • Drew inclines his head toward the cake.†   (source)
  • As we passed by the overgrown square, the rector inclined his head toward the stocks.†   (source)
  • I don't think he's that way inclined.†   (source)
  • He gave a short, quick nod, then inclined his head to gesture to the others.†   (source)
  • I'm inclined to go anywhere but to Raffe right now, but I have a mission and he's a crucial part of it.†   (source)
  • I felt the wheel resisting and tried vainly to reverse it and tried to let go, and it sticking to my palms and my fingers stiff and sticky, and I turned, running now, seeing the needle on one of the gauges swinging madly, like a beacon gone out of control, and trying to think clearly, my eyes darting here and there through the room of tanks and machines and up the stairs so far away and hearing the clear new note arising while I seemed to run swiftly up an incline and shot forward with sudden acceleration into a wet blast of black emptiness that was somehow a bath of whiteness.†   (source)
  • To Robertson: "I'm inclined to agree with Peter.†   (source)
  • Seabiscuit, already inclined toward portliness, was turning into one thousand pounds of flab.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, there was the high grating sound of a golf cart's horn as a three-wheeled vehicle appeared over the incline from the sixteenth fairway going as fast as it could go.†   (source)
  • He's not inclined to disagree.†   (source)
  • You think about it, and the more you think about it the more you're inclined to take the whole machine to a high bridge and drop it off.†   (source)
  • I pushed it up the incline and the man let me ride as far as the Athens highway.†   (source)
  • He is not a man inclined toward risk.†   (source)
  • The man did not seem inclined to expand on that response.†   (source)
  • She inclined her head in a dryly formal acknowledgment.†   (source)
  • He only inclined his head, said nothing as she crossed to give Commander Whitney the disc and file.†   (source)
  • Was inclined to agree with last point.†   (source)
  • Cesar pointed to the steep incline that looked more like a small mountain than a hill.†   (source)
  • It sat high up on the steep incline on the western side of the rocky outcropping.†   (source)
  • The slaves were kept in the main hold, chained and lying down on slightly inclined platforms that ran down both sides of the hull.†   (source)
  • People inclined to be worried about the language will find ammunition, for example, in The Inarticulate Society.†   (source)
  • Even with methodical training they were inclined to run off at the mouth, make unnecessary displays of themselves, unconsciously slip in the tiniest flourish that could scare off a nervous contact.†   (source)
  • Because the cable was steeply inclined, he had to lean forward to stay upright.†   (source)
  • They gaped incredulously at the great-horses, and looked half-inclined to run.†   (source)
  • Yes, believers can accomplish many things because the dead are benevolently inclined toward the living.†   (source)
  • And independent of this claim, when we take into view the other considerations, and pursue them through all their consequences, we shall be inclined to draw much the same conclusion.†   (source)
  • Were I so inclined, one pair of hands simply cannot collect all the sap that must he collected.†   (source)
  • Unmistakably, it was the question of a still very young man who, now and then, is not inclined to admit that he knows the first names of certain people.†   (source)
  • Gunning his way up a long hill, Ralph sideswiped a metal garbage can; empty, it fell racketing down the incline.†   (source)
  • The Whitshanks hadn't ordered flowers, and they had specified in the Sun that they didn't want any sent—just donations to the House of Ruth, if people were so inclined.†   (source)
  • And if you show him any favoritism at all, the whole Corps will run him out, and you and I know they can get rid of any freshman they want to if they're so inclined.†   (source)
  • The police never found the murderer and Leamas was at first inclined to write the incident off as unconnected with her work.†   (source)
  • I never would have expected him to be musically inclined.†   (source)
  • Perhaps this new Saladin was similarly inclined.†   (source)
  • Adam concealed his treasure deep in his tunnels, but he was inclined to pay for his pleasure with something.†   (source)
  • The TRAGEDIANS jump back with heads inclined.†   (source)
  • Mike was at first inclined to treat me with some reserve — not to say suspicion.†   (source)
  • KATE comes out on the porch, and JAMES inclines his head.†   (source)
  • Then it would seem to me that a merciful God would be inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt.†   (source)
  • I admit that she inclined toward this explanation until I argued her out of it.†   (source)
  • She inclined her head.†   (source)
  • The Inspector did not seem inclined to comment.†   (source)
  • People unconsciously were inclined to split time into two new periods, before The Day, and after The Day.†   (source)
  • one might say, if one were sentimentally inclined.†   (source)
  • She paused after an incline to heave a sigh of exhaustion for she had an immense weight to carry around and she was not as young as she used to be.†   (source)
  • But the disorderliness of the material made him squander his energy even more than he was inclined to do by nature.†   (source)
  • Incline!†   (source)
  • "Madam Lestrange," murmured Tom, and as Hermione paused he inclined his head subserviently.†   (source)
  • Bellingham inclined his head toward Madam.†   (source)
  • Edward inclined his head toward the eastern forest.†   (source)
  • Here the water became shallow, and there was an inclined ledge.†   (source)
  • He inclines his head to me, but doesn't lower his gun.†   (source)
  • Brow furrowed, Frank inclined his good ear still closer to the door, listening very hard.†   (source)
  • Dumbledore inclined his head in a little bow.†   (source)
  • He inclined his head in Edward's direction.†   (source)
  • The goddess inclined her head ever so slightly.†   (source)
  • Aristotle was more inclined to believe that women were incomplete in some way.†   (source)
  • Sticky, irritated that Kate hadn't been frightened in the dark drain, was inclined to be skeptical.†   (source)
  • As my children, they were inherently inclined to the utmost grace.†   (source)
  • But Jim Williams was not inclined to do that this time.†   (source)
  • He was tall and lean, but not gangly, and he inclined his head to her.†   (source)
  • There was a noticeable incline going from bow to stern.†   (source)
  • She took a step closer, and inclined her head as if she were going to kiss me.†   (source)
  • Cecilia had inclined her head to direct these words at the young Hardman.†   (source)
  • The Varden's leader had not struck Eragon as one inclined to marriage and fatherhood.†   (source)
  • I'm inclined to put all that in my report just now.†   (source)
  • So am I," said Isabelle, who didn't look inclined to admit anything.†   (source)
  • The Count inclined his head to indicate his congratulations.†   (source)
  • Mr. Ullman inclined his head to Danny condescendingly.†   (source)
  • She didn't seem inclined to say more, so I had no choice but to leave it at that.†   (source)
  • Langdon held on as his inclined stack bounced downward like a ratchet on a jack.†   (source)
  • She was leaning against him, cheek inclined sweetly against the sleeve of his jacket.†   (source)
  • Harry inclined his head awkwardly at each of them as they were introduced.†   (source)
  • He was in a fragile state when he confessed that fact, and I am inclined to believe him.†   (source)
  • It had Carter's shoelaces in its beak and didn't seem inclined to let go.†   (source)
  • He steps over the corpses, head inclined to the ceiling.†   (source)
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