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used in 1776

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1  —2 uses as in:
I'm inclined to
a tendency, mood, desire, or attitude that favors something; or making someone favor something
  • As scathing as any eyewitness description was that provided by a precocious young New Englander of Loyalist inclinations named Benjamin Thompson, who, after being refused a commission by Washington, served in the British army, later settled in Europe, renamed himself Count Rumford, and ultimately became one of the era's prominent men of science.
    p. 32.3
  • At age thirty-seven, he was at his professional prime but, unlike Howe, a man with no bad habits or inclinations to self-indulgence, and if not as intellectually gifted as Clinton, he had no peevish or contrary side.
    p. 253.1

There are no more uses of "inclined" flagged with this meaning in 1776.

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  • "God Almighty," wrote Nathanael Greene, "inclined their hearts to listen to the proposal and they engaged anew."
    p. 286.2
  • Many had volunteered on the condition that they could elect their own officers, and the officers, in turn, were inclined out of laziness, or for the sake of their own popularity, to let those in the ranks do much as they pleased.
    p. 31.8
  • For every full-fledged deserter there were a half-dozen others inclined to stroll off on almost any pretext, to do a little clam digging perhaps, or who might vanish for several weeks to see wives and children, help with the harvest at home, or ply their trades for some much-needed "hard money."
    p. 37.8
  • On the contrary, William Howe had little inclination ever to rush things.
    p. 72.4
  • The country had no poets as yet, and Washington was not known to be inclined to poetry or poetic musings.
    p. 90.3
  • He knew he could be difficult, inclined to "speak too freely," that he was touchy and that in discussion his excessive zeal often worked to his disadvantage.
    p. 165.2
  • Clinton would later write of Howe's decision to halt: "I had at the moment but little inclination to check the ardor of our troops when I saw the enemy flying in such a panic before them."
    p. 178.8
  • The infinite pains and labor which they must have bestowed, one would have thought, from regret alone, would have inclined them to make some kind of stand.
    p. 221.1
  • I am therefore inclined to think it will not be prudent to hazard the men and stores.
    p. 235.8
  • In his letter to Greene from White Plains, Washington had said he was "inclined to think" it prudent to abandon the fort, but left the decision to Greene, who was "on the spot."
    p. 237.4
  • This, as it is the truth, must be my excuse for seeing the contents of a letter which neither inclination or intention would have prompted me to.
    p. 255.1

There are no more uses of "inclined" in 1776.

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