• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inclinable Having a propensity of will or feeling; leaning in disposition; disposed; propense; as, a mind inclinable to truth. "Whatsoever other sins he may be inclinable to.""The very constitution of a multitude is not so inclinable to save as to destroy."
    • Inclinable Leaning; tending. "Likely and inclinable to fall."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The steepest street in the world is Baldwin Street located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an incline of 38%
    • inclinable Leaning; tending.
    • inclinable Having a mental bent or tendency in a certain direction; inclined; somewhat disposed: as, a mind inclinable to truth.
    • inclinable Capable of being inclined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: High-wire acts have been enjoyed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Antique medals have been excavated from Greek islands depicting men ascending inclined cords and walking across ropes stretched between cliffs. The Greeks called these high-wire performers neurobates or oribates. In the Roman city of Herculaneum there is a fresco representing an aerialist high on a rope, dancing and playing a flute. Sometimes Roman tightrope walkers stretched cables between the tops of two neighboring hills and performed comic dances and pantomimes while crossing.
    • adj Inclinable leaning: tending: somewhat disposed
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  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    “Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never deceived us.”
  • Virgil
    “As a twig is bent the tree inclines.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”


Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined - Things, especially education, that affect and influence us in our childhood shape the kind of adult we turn out to be. (There are various versions of this, like 'As the twig is bent, the tree's inclined' and 'As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines', 'As the twig is bent so is the tree inclined')


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inclinabilis,. See Incline
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. inclinārein, towards, clināre, to lean.


In literature:

The balance inclined in favour of the bishops of the old belief: Henry gave their bill the preference.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Near the door of the smoking room a small incline passage led downward.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Tresler, although he had no inclination for drink, would have done the same.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
I saw one of them presently coming up the incline, and recognized her.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
But he was not inclined to drop the subject altogether.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Besides, Estridge's budding sentiment for Ilse Westgard, and her wholesome and girlish inclination for him, suffered an early chill.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
At first Jason had been inclined to sneer, nor was it until Fyles unfolded something of his scheme that he began to take it seriously.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
At the upper end of the incline he heard the low sound of voices.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Matey cursed the Wolfhound angrily, but that did not incline Finn to trust him any the more.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
Do you know, I am inclined to favour the policy of saying as little as possible?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Children will not long be inclined to eat ripe fruit to their injury.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The inclination to fly was checked.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
He felt inclined to take himself to task for this, and on no account would he pour cold water on this fine flame of enthusiasm.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
They become friends or enemies as the change of temper, or the cast of interest inclines them.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
I am inclined to think the opposite.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
The man was inclined to kick at him again because of his stubbornness, but forebore.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
He had never married; he had either no inclination for matrimony, or had never found a suitable match.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Franklin was our first hero of this kind, and I am inclined to think our greatest.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
Meta Jachmann, who was always inclined to be silly, began to giggle, and set half the class giggling too.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Besides, he felt inclined to trust his host.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

I turn'd me, half-inclined to fears,
And, marking all its happy hue,
I whisper'd to her—"Dry thy tears,
Its beams are on us two."
"In Happy Grandeur Swept The Moon" by Alexander Anderson
And thou, dear Kitty, peerless maid,
Do thou a pensive ear incline;
For thou canst weep at every woe,
And pity every plaint but mine.
"Jemmy Dawson" by Henry Morley
Believing that the whole ground
Is motherland of sacred grieves,
The weeping willow all around
Inclines its branches with long leaves.
"I Always Like The Northern Birches" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
Your willing ear and heart incline,
My words believingly receive;
Quickened your souls by faith divine
An everlasting life shall live.
"Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh" by Charles Wesley
And thou dear Kitty! peerless maid!
Do thou a pensive ear incline;
For thou canst weep at every woe,
And pity every plaint—but mine.
"Jemmy Dawson" by William Shenstone
That lyre, and all its sounds be thine,
Oft as its silver chords among
My hand shall stray, and soul incline
To raise the melody of song.
"To Her I Love" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. Blue Pixie Studio & Gallery is proud to host an exhibit of watercolor and oil paintings by Incline Village artist Caroline Cutler.
We already touched base with the chef to get a clearer idea of his modern inclinations.
It is often in Juneau that I hear people lament that "there are never any good concerts here," and after seeing Coolio perform live at Marlintini's Lounge, I was inclined to agree.
After talking to the business in question, Virginia Plumbing , I'm inclined to think that the real culprit is every consumer's nemesis– poor communication– rather than bad business practices.
"The success of the book will be determined by the positive impact it has," says Korgan, an Incline Village native.
A selection of great books for the poetry-inclined.
David Brock's burning digits create Hot August Pipes Friday In St Patrick's Church at Incline Village.
Hot August Pipes When: 7:30 pm Friday, Aug 10 Where: St Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd, Incline Village.
Cashman seems inclined to double down on his starters rather than hit the market.
County warns Incline businesses about sandwich board signs.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. Washoe County is alerting Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents that officials will soon begin removing sandwich board signs placed illegally within the community.
If the Italian matinee idol Marcello Mastroianni was in his prime these days, and inclined toward two-wheeling, no doubt he'd have multiple motocicli.
You can even buy a camo jock strap on e-Bay if so inclined.
Conference realignment means we live in even tougher times for the numerically inclined in regards to conference names.
Without Donovan in the mix, fellow Incline Village resident Ross McMahon claimed the top spot among runners and showshoers, as he finished eighth overall in snowshoes in a time of 42:42.

In science:

We start by showing that in the presence of a vertical shear, the surfaces of constant pressure and density are inclined with respect to each other.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
In experiment, this is achieved by slightly inclining the system, so that a very small gravity appears [7, 16].
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
The incline in the table corresponds to −β ′ in Eq.(21).
Effects of Long-Range Correlations in Random-Mass Dirac Fermions
The depro jected H I surface density of NGC 2915 in (log r, θ) coordinates is shown in Fig. 3 for an inclination i = 53.◦9 (see below).
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
It can also arise from a wrong evaluation of the inclination (see Teuben 2002, and references therein).
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
An error ∆i on the inclination will lead to a O(∆i) m = 1 residual, but also to a weak O(∆i2) m = 3 residual.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
The vertical lines mark the inclinations used in Fig. 6.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Fig. 6.— Amplitude of the m = 3 component of the depro jected velocity field of NGC 2915, as a function of radius, for three different values of the assumed galactic inclination.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Inclination angle for the circumbinary disk surrounding both GG Tau Aa and Ab.
Detections of Ro-Vibrational H$_2$ Emission from the Disks of T Tauri Stars
With the source function known, it is then straightforward to solve the radiative transfer equation, which typically is performed for about 100 wavelength points across the line profile for 10-20 inclined outgoing rays for more than 50 different snapshots.
Stellar abundance analyses in the light of 3D hydrodynamical model atmospheres
Schmid & Schild (1997) used spectropolarimetry of Z And to measure the inclination (47 ± 12◦ ) and orbit orientation (i.e. the intersection of the orbital plane and the plane of the sky; 72 ± 6◦ ).
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
Figure 1 (left) presents the Hα emission map of NGC 4438, a highly inclined disc located near the cluster core.
Environmental Effects on the Kinematics of Virgo Cluster Galaxies
A new class of colliding galaxies has recently come to be recognized – galaxy encounters in which the neutral interstellar media (ISMs) of the systems hit each other in collisions with very small impact parameters, irrespective of the relative inclinations of the galactic planes.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
UGC 813 is the edge-on spiral to the lower right and UGC 816 is to the left, less inclined and at a higher velocity.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
Fig. 2.— Inclination corrected H I velocity widths versus H2 mass (top left) and the H2 -to-H I mass ratio (bottom left).
Properties of Molecular Gas in Massive Low Surface Brightness Galaxies, Including New 12CO Observations of Three Malin 1 `Cousins'