toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

inclined
used in a sentence

2 meanings
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —as in:
I'm inclined to
Definition a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
  • I'm inclined to believe him.
inclined = have a tendency; or an attitude or mood that favors something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was inclined to laugh, but overcame the urge.
  • inclined = with a tendency or mood that favored something
  • 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.
    John Adams
  • 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.
    Thomas Haliburton
  • her inclination is for classical music
  • 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
  • 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.
    Aristotle

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —as in:
on an incline or incline his head
Definition to be at an angle or to bend
  • I climbed down the incline.
incline = something that is at an angle (in this case, probably sloping land)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She inclined her head to indicate her agreement.
  • inclined = nodded (briefly bent or angled)
  • an inclined plane
  • (inclining his head, and whispering seriously)
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • inclining = bending (or tilting)
  • 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
  • As I walked up the steep incline, I noticed an old familiar face.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • incline = hill (angle)
  • ...inclined his head as if he did not wholly dispute even that.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • inclined = bent
  • The men, obedient as machines, rushed down the rocky incline towards the beach,
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • incline = slope (angle)
  • 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
  • incline = slope
  • She drove to the lake and parked her car on the boat ramp's steep incline,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
incline = angle (hill)

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Twitter®