Phrases with "inclined"

Wilkie Collins She was half inclined to laugh, and half inclined to cry. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Kate Chopin He had always been an unruly subject, inclined to a surreptitious defiance of authority. At Fault by Kate Chopin

When I’m inclined to run amok you’ll remind me of England. You’ll lower the temperature. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

H. G. Wells It may be he is essentially different from me, but I am much more inclined to think he is simply more childish. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anthony Trollope I am inclined to think that Miss Garrow was right in saying that the world is changed as touching mistletoe boughs. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Had she been civil he would have given more account to those old stories about Lavendale, and would have been inclined to draw back before finally committing himself. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope And pondering over the matter in my mind, since that evening, I have been inclined to think that the stout Englishman is in the right of it. North America by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux Naturally inclined to obesity, I am restricted to a dry diet. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

James Joyce Occasionally he drank voraciously the juice of gooseberry fool from an inclined plate. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

His bow was courtly; his gravity was all in his bearing, which was quiet and confident: the manner of a capable man, the sort of man the great of this earth find invaluable and are inclined to trust. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. G. Wells Garvell was patting the neck of his horse, which was inclined to fidget, and disregarding me. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

William Hope Hodgson I glanced at the others; but no one seemed inclined to start yarning about it. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

The South–Western Terminus had not been built in the year ‘38, and the bridge was about the quietest thoroughfare any two companions confidentially inclined could have chosen. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

For those who perceive that the searching into such matters makes the heads of philosophers themselves giddy cannot but be the less inclined to regard what poets say concerning them. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Wilkie Collins Certain passages in the confession inclined me to believe that the writer was mad. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Robert Louis Stevenson And Colette’s frequenters, thrillingly conscious of wrong-doing and ‘that two-handed engine (the policeman) at the door,’ were perhaps inclined to somewhat feverish excess. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

The king of the vultures came, too; and I observed that none of the common ones seemed inclined to begin breakfast till his majesty had finished. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anthony Trollope And the lawyer felt that he might, perhaps, be inclined to give some little assistance to poor Aby in the soreness of his needs. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He met his landlady in the lower hall and inclined his head. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Louis Stevenson There were elements of laughter in the business; but the black dress, and the face that belonged to it, and the hand that he had held in his, inclined him to a serious view. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy The man recovered himself, and seemed inclined to come on, and Clare, stepping outside the door, put himself in a posture of defence. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson At that hour sometimes he would come round to my house in Newsome Square to see if I was at home and inclined for a talk a little later on. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

Edgar Rice Burroughs Here the ledge inclined rapidly upward toward the top of the cliffs — the stratum which formed it evidently having been forced up at this steep angle when the mountains behind it were born. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

C——n having remarked to the master that they were ill-spelt, he seemed very much astonished, and even inclined to doubt the fact. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope The Minister for Foreign Affairs has usually stood highest in the cabinet, and Mr. Seward, as holding that position, was not inclined to lessen its authority. North America by Anthony Trollope

Silas Van Burnam had been silent up to this moment and seemed inclined to continue so, but he watched his younger son with painful intentness. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith Though inclined strongly to detest, he respected her. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

H. G. Wells For my own part I am inclined at times almost to doubt if there are such diseases. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope I am inclined to think that the same will ultimately be their fate in the country. North America by Anthony Trollope

He seems capable and to know his work, but he’s inclined to be familiar, and I thought he stared rather impudently at you. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Charles Dickens Sometimes I even wonder when her heart first inclined to him, and how it had been affected towards me. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Anthony Trollope In spite of his clerical profession, few men were more inclined to fight against personal wrongs — and few men more able. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He himself was inclined to see his behaviour in that light; yet why had Nancy so smoothed the path of temptation? That her love was love indeed, he might take for granted. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Edith Wharton In her momentary irritation she was almost inclined to feel as if it were Arthur’s fault for figuring on that day’s list, and thus unsettling all her arrangements. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Lastly, and this I am inclined to think is the most important element, a dominant species, which has already beaten many competitors in its own home, will tend to spread and supplant many others. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Moore, whose debt was to the Longmans, and who was moreover bound to them by gratitude for much real friendliness, inclined to write the Life for them, and an arrangement to that effect was made. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Anthony Trollope I do not know that the two girls were at all more inclined to eat and drink than the two men; but they understood that Mrs Eames would be brokenhearted if no one partook of her delicacies. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But in these days she had loved no man, and was inclined to think so little of herself as to make her want of love no necessary bar to the accomplishment of the wish of others. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jules Verne Here and there grew two or three trees, inclined towards the west, their branches projecting in that direction. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Into that corridor the figure, hovering on its shadowy platform, was about to recede; and below it all those inclined backs were on the point of similar movement. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Anthony Trollope But though she might be inclined to be playful, he was by no means in that mood. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I was rather inclined to laud his courage in entering assembly-rooms, where he must be aware that he would see the Dauphin on every face. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing She inclined to mystical views; mentioned Christina Rossetti as one of her favourites; cared little or nothing for the louder interests of the time. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins I had been inclined to laugh at his odd name, when I found it in the directory! Now I began to dislike it, because it was her name, too. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The captain seemed inclined to go upon deck again, but controlling himself he answered: “Port wine. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H. G. Wells In his heart he despises the middle class, the mean tip-givers, and he is inclined to overrate the gentry or big tippers. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Thomas Hardy They looked from afar at isolated cottages and little inns, and were inclined to approach one of the latter, when their hearts failed them, and they sheered off. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

But if I was in any degree inclined to assume my attitude as an heroic one, I was speedily disillusioned, and put in my proper place within a few minutes even of my arrival at the bank. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Rudyard Kipling I do not know whether he spoke the truth; I am inclined to think that he did; but now I know what ‘Batavian grace’ really means, I don’t approve of it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope But, nevertheless, Mrs Gresham did think that each of these two was well inclined to love the other, and that they would be happier together than they would be single. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anne Bronte I, however, was glad to accept this, rather than refuse the situation — which my parents were inclined to think the better plan. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Theodore Dreiser You can always find him at the Twelfth Ward Bank. He might be inclined to take a good portion of that — I don’t know. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

E. F. Benson And I can’t see any objection to our other friends in Tilling knowing what occurred this morning, if you feel inclined to speak of it. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Rudyard Kipling It’s awful sticky for guns at the end of our ground, Sir.” “I’m inclined to think you’re right, Moltke. The Guard is hung up: distinctly so. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

I confess the business has rather a black look, Mr. Fenton, and that I am inclined to concur with the country people. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

His proclivities were certainly not democratic; but the greater the tenacity with which a man holds his opinions, the less inclined he feels to discuss them with others. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Miles Franklin This was one symptom which inclined my mother to the belief of my possible insanity, as to most young girls dress is a great delight. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

I am inclined to think that Mr. Low is happier among the Malays and among his apes and other pets than he would be among civilized Europeans! He is working fourteen hours out of the twenty-four. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Anthony Trollope Nor was Dr Harford inclined to joke when he heard such tidings as these. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth But Lady Delacour, notwithstanding the drowsy tone in which she pronounced these last words, was not in the least inclined to sleep. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope And the colour on her face was so evanescent that he who watched her was inclined to think that she herself was like her colour. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

It was the face of a very clever man, I thought; but I was not so sure that it was the face of a man I could like, or whom I should be inclined to trust. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Sir Walter Scott On the way she felt inclined to retract the consent she had so hastily given to a plan so hopeless and extravagant. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

I have an appointment which I am inclined to think is already overdue. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

I am inclined to think your cheek alarmed him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Meredith And on a second occasion (when he inclined to feel hurt) she remarked, ‘I fear me, Wilsonople, if we are to speak plainly, thou art but a fool. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Anne Bronte My forbearance pleases him — touches him even, I am inclined to think. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Theodore Dreiser Anyhow, other judges in other courts in Pennsylvania and elsewhere would be inclined to examine the decision in this case, it was so important. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells I thought only of finding Cavor again I was half inclined to go back into the moon without him, rather than seek him until it was too late. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

William Hope Hodgson If it were not for Pepper, I should, even after the many extraordinary things that I have witnessed, be inclined to imagine that it was but a gigantic dream. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Machen I believe Morgan got some very good men down, and they were all inclined to shake their heads over the child. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

He demanded his money back again; but Aluys was not inclined to give it him, and the affair was brought before the civil tribunal of the province. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Victor Hugo For a breath of wind he inclined to the earth. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The hour was half-past two, and he argued that a gentleman who had lunched droughtily in the Hydropathic might be inclined for a mild stimulant. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am inclined to think that I was perhaps wrong in asking for your assistance. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

All the party now wished to hear what Roberts would say, and it was obvious that he would command the majority of voices in favour of the plan he might be inclined to pursue. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope Patience half felt inclined to go and leave them together. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His ears were inclined to stand out and his hair, which was of no definite color, was ill brushed. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing Vaguely repenting what she had done, she at the same time rejoiced in the recollection of her passage of arms with Miss Shale, and was inclined to despise her family for their pusillanimous attitude. A Daughter of the Lodge by George Gissing

Now shall I still go on?” He inclined his head in token of assent, and did not lift it again, but raised toward her a disconsolate gaze from a pallid, drooping face. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Eliot Dinah saw she was not inclined to talk, but there would not have been time to say much more, for they were now at the yard-gate. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Charles Dickens And this young man, Bitzer, you saw him too on the same occasion?’ Mr. Harthouse inclined his head in assent, and Bitzer knuckled his forehead. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Charles Dickens I inclined my head, with as much presence of mind as I could command, and he followed me into my chambers. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Jules Verne This bottom, inclined at an angle of 25 degrees, allowed the metal to flow into the receiving troughs; and the 1,200 converging trenches carried the molten metal down to the central well. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

You stay here, and if you do not feel inclined to go to bed, read—here are books. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell He always is severe on fanciful patients, is not he, Molly?’ Molly thought that if he saw Osborne’s looks just now he would hardly think him fanciful, or be inclined to be severe. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

To some extent one is inclined at first to dismiss at once any idea of Wacks’ complicity in the perpetration of those dreadful murders that shook this city just over eleven years ago. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell The very dependence of one so helpless upon her care inclined her heart towards her. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Henry Adams For his own part, Adams inclined to think that neither chaos nor death was an object to him as a searcher of knowledge — neither would have vogue in America — neither would help him to a career. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His manner indicated an interest in his companion, which, to some extent at any rate, she seemed inclined to return. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Had we been in England I should have inclined to the belief that there is gipsy blood in her veins. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

After your story about the sailor at the Morgue, I am inclined to hope for success. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Olaf Stapledon On the whole he inclined to the opinion that the rhythmical waxing and waning of human mentality was due to causes nearer home. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Marie Corelli I trust that now the Holy Father may be inclined to pardon him, in death, if not in life!” Gherardi walked up and down the narrow room impatiently. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Were it not for Coleridge’s express statement that he first took opium at Keswick, one would be inclined to attribute the gorgeous but formless imagery of that poem to the effects of the stimulant. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

The present occupant may not be inclined to sympathise with your hero-worship. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Philip, however, was not inclined to be sociable. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle He and the Emir Wad Ibrahim conferred gravely together, their camels side by side, and their red turbans inclined inwards, so that the black beard mingled with the white one. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

George Meredith She pressed the black swell of hair above her temples, rather amazed, curious, inclined to a beating of the heart. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Algernon Blackwood If the other shore was — different, I swear I’d be inclined to swim for it!” The Swede’s face turned very white beneath the deep tan of sun and wind. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Florence Dixie I felt half inclined to get up and go to sleep on the floor. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

I’m inclined to think that if anybody could bowl out this old Australian . The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Thomas Hardy But don’t say I’m coming, or she may be inclined to throw off again. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope In such circumstances one is inclined to think that the aspirant must look after himself. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells I am inclined to think that the social conceptions, for example, that are accepted in a child’s home world are very rarely shaken in afterlife. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. Rider Haggard Clearly they could not understand how we had reached the lake and been found floating on it, and were inclined to attribute our presence to supernatural causes. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope She is so perverse that I sometimes feel inclined to say that I’ll have nothing further to do with her. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Judging by my own experience, I should be inclined to add, that the Unknown Public looks to quantity rather than quality in spending its penny a-week on literature. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Walter Scott Perhaps this letter was expressed in a tone too humble for the situation of an injured man, and I am inclined to think so when I again recapitulate its tenor. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes we inclined to conceive it as sheer Power, and symbolized it to ourselves by means of all the myriad power-deities of our many worlds. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

She inclined her head slowly at the gaping sailors, who had taken their caps off. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

M. R. James James Denton, not yet inclined for bed, sat him down in an arm-chair and read for a time. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

It was an act of God, if you will have it so, but it was carried out through human agency, and if you pray”— he inclined his head —“remember the killer in your prayers. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Anthony Trollope I myself am inclined to think that his punishment was sufficiently severe. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

William Hope Hodgson At this I was somewhat inclined to feel desperate until the thought came to me to try outside the lagoon, in the open sea. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope He certainly was not a soft lover, nor by any means inclined to abate his own privileges. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Mr, Jones inclined his head on his shoulder. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. G. Wells I had recovered strength amazingly since my landing, but I was still inclined to be nervous and to break down under any great stress. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

I had never felt less inclined for business in my life. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope I should be inclined to think that the day on which Hortensius threw up the sponge, and Verres submitted to banishment and fine, was the happiest in the orator’s life. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He was half inclined to shut his window and go in, well satisfied with the silence and beginning to feel sleepy. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling It must be soft to her feet, and not inclined to slide upon the wooden floor. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Ann Radcliffe Vivaldi drew back; yet dreading every moment, that he lingered near the monastery, to hear the voice of Jeronimo, or other persons, from the avenue, he was sometimes inclined to proceed at any hazard. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Edith Wharton His sensitiveness to these influences inclined him for the first time to consider them analytically. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell Just as she was leaving the room, she hesitated — she was inclined to make an acknowledgment which she thought would please her father, but which to be full and true must include a little annoyance. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Here I thought it no harm to take Slipper’s advice, and I applied the whip to the brown mare, who seemed inclined to turn round. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Anthony Trollope He, moreover, wished to have a little undisturbed conversation with Meg, and to learn from her how Anty might be inclined towards him just at present. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

William Hope Hodgson The fellows were a bit excited in a sort of subdued way; though I am inclined to think there was far more curiosity and, perhaps, a certain consciousness of the strangeness of it all. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Your ordinary very clever man is apt to be a bit bloodless and priggish, while your ordinary sportsman and good fellow is inclined to be a bit narrow. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

On the contrary, flat-waisted women are devoted, full of finesse, inclined to melancholy. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

I am inclined to think that Pym, in his unsteady state, must in some way have fallen when alone, and struck his head fatally. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Frederick Marryat Indeed, who is there to know me?” “Well, my introduction of you will save some surmises, probably; and I shall not take you among those who may be inclined to ask questions. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You’ve been drinking, Gordon.” “Thanks.” He inclined his head gravely. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Her heavy body, broken down with long years of toil and the beatings of her husband, moved about noiselessly and inclined to one side, as if she were in constant fear of knocking up against something. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Elizabeth Gaskell I said every reason “but one” inclined Jem to hasten Mary’s return as soon as she was sufficiently convalescent. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Jane Austen He did not repeat his persuasion of their not marrying — and from that, I am inclined to hope, he might have been misunderstood before. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope But I do not feel inclined to sit down tamely under such a loss as this. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Brown eyes, very soft golden hair that was inclined to curl naturally, rather a sulky mouth at times and a short straight nose — no, not quite straight. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Anthony Trollope He had come to Merle Park to look for a wife, and, as he had missed one, was, in his present mood, inclined to take another. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

And do you know, Edna, there are moments when I feel half inclined not to attempt it, but to give myself up instead, and let the matter take its course. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

This inclined me to take a load of it home with me. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

His form, above the middle height, and rather inclined to corpulence, was clad in a loose dressing-robe of rich brocade. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Two or three times after moving a piece the stranger slightly inclined his head, and each time I observed that Moxon shifted his king. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Henry David Thoreau From the remote interior, its current conducts him by broad and easy steps, or by one gentle inclined plane, to the sea. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Henry James Perhaps she could die and come to life again; perhaps she would show them her gift, as no one seemed inclined to do anything. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Walter Scott Nay, he has good hope, that if you follow his counsel, the committee may, through the interest he possesses, be inclined to remove the sequestration of your estate on a moderate line. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He and Lord Lashmore were once more partners against Rundermere and Harrison, and the fortunes of the game seemed still inclined toward the visitors. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle At last the lecture came to an end — I am inclined to think that it was a premature one, as the peroration was hurried and disconnected. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell Somebody took her down to dinner; she did not catch the name; nor did he seem much inclined to talk to her. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope It showed him, at any rate, that Linda’s nearest friend would help him were he inclined to prosecute such a suit, and that she saw nothing out of course, nothing anomalous, in the proposition. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

And yet, I often felt inclined to laugh. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Willa Cather Some one spoke to her; she only inclined her head. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

I don’t mean to say that I am inclined to an indulgent view of the precious couple which broke in upon an unsuspecting girl. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the whole, I am inclined to think that he will not come at all. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Snoreoh inclined his head and said good-morning to the new arrivals, but all he got from Jones in return was a curt nod and a hard stare. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Gertrude Stein The filipino seemed inclined to agree that the consul could not tell. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Kate Chopin He regretted that she did not feel inclined to go with him and select new fixtures. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

My health has been such that I have long anticipated giving up my profession; but if I am to have such assistants as you in my work, I shall be inclined to remain in it some time longer. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Oscar Wilde I am inclined to think that I never was engaged. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Or perhaps it is La Valliere that the reader of Vingt ans apres is inclined to flee. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But not on that account was he inclined to yield. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I’m inclined to think that’s the way things are going. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

One almost felt inclined to apologize for the inquiry. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Andrew Lang After walking for several hours he met a fox, who seemed inclined to be friendly, and the boy was so glad to have anyone to talk to that he sat down and entered into conversation. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Richard Burton But Shaykh Nassar switches his camel’s shoulder, and appears inclined to take the lead. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

E. Phillips Oppenheim They would prefer a gossip in my place, but, having me, they are good-humouredly inclined to make the best of it. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Walter Scott The English knight, to whom the sisterhood were well known, felt also inclined to smile at this conversation. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Henry James This I inclined to do; what made me decide otherwise was — well, simply that I like you so. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells He proceeded to remarks of which the drift was not very clear, though I am inclined to think they were intended to be complimentary. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

William Makepeace Thackeray I am inclined to believe the former had a wet COMPRESSE around her body, on the occasion when I had the happiness of meeting her. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Anthony Trollope But he had never yet been ridden at a quintain, and Mr. Thorne was not inclined to put him to the trial, either with or without the bag of flour. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The rank and file had never been fanatical, and the chiefs and indunas must now be inclined to sober reflections. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope Lord Chiltern, when he had a task on hand, was always inclined to get through it at once — perhaps with an energy that was too sudden in its effects. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells It sounds paradoxical, but I am inclined to think that the weakness and insanity of the curate warned me, braced me, and kept me a sane man. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

I am inclined to conclude I am the plaything of circumstances. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells This general disapproval inclined him at times to depression, but in certain moods he found it exhilarating, and several times he professed himself to Dunkerley not a little of a blade. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Kate Chopin They were very playful and inclined to talk-to do anything but lie quiet and go to sleep. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Davidson, being stout, was much preoccupied with coolness and inclined to immobility. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She seemed at first half inclined to follow him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Kate Chopin She accepted it as a phase of that relentless fate which in pessimistic moments she was inclined to believe pursued her. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Now that’s the position, is it not?’ “But the grocer had now recovered from the stunning effect of the accusation and was inclined to be resentful for the fright which had been given him. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Leslie Stephen Some of their readers may be inclined to resent Johnson’s attitude of superiority. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope Lady Ball felt well inclined to thank the clergyman for coming to her relief at such a moment. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Jules Verne I do not pretend to be much of a physiognomist, but I am inclined to believe that my few hours’ acquaintance with our captain has given me considerable insight into his character. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Personally I am inclined to contest it. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Algernon Blackwood He felt more inclined to be alone and think things out by himself. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Because he asks too much one is inclined to give him nothing at all. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle I am inclined to think that a good mountaineer like myself could ascend the rock to the top, though he would, of course, be no nearer to the plateau when he had done so. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Jules Verne Superstitious folks made her story a new subject for legendary marvels, and were inclined to think, as Jack Ryan told Harry, that Nell was the spirit of the mines. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

You are an outcast from the commonwealth of Israel.” He inclined his head to Chasehope, who had plucked at his arm and now said something in his ear. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Anne Bronte On seeing me, he suddenly drew in his little steed, and seemed inclined to turn back, but on second thought apparently judged it better to continue his course as before. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

The Skimpoles and Chadbands of the world are always inclined to talk of filthy lucre: it is equally a fashion of really lavish people to boast that they are good men of business. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Mr. Wardrop, one foot on the upper grating, inclined his ear sideways, and groaned. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Wilkie Collins When I heard the last of his horse’s hoofs on the drive, and when I turned about in the yard and found I was alone again, I felt half inclined to ask myself if I hadn’t woke up from a dream. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Virginia Woolf With their sharp eye for eccentricity, they were inclined to think Mr. Ambrose awful; but the quickest witted cried “Bluebeard!” as he passed. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

The priest within the confessional never turned his eyes to regard me; he only quietly inclined his ear to my lips. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her most prevailing thought, though she could not justify it to her reason, inclined her to believe that the angler was a messenger from her father. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Thomas Hardy And though she looked dubiously at the house-front as if inclined to return, it was with a breath of relied that she closed the gate. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Isabella Bird I am inclined to think that they look on them as the abodes of genii, always malignant, and requiring to be propitiated. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

You are savagely inclined when you remember that they for whom you care nothing are so good, while she on whom you set your soul is so wicked. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]