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 for inclining
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incline \In*cline"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inclined; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inclining.] [OE. inclinen, enclinen, OF. encliner,
     incliner, F. incliner, L. inclinare; pref. in- in + clinare
     to bend, incline; akin to E. lean. See Lean to incline.]
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     1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an
        object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline
        toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
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     2. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense;
        to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to
        have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
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              Their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech. --Judges
                                                    ix. 3.
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              Power finds its balance, giddy motions cease
              In both the scales, and each inclines to peace.
                                                    --Parnell.
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     3. To bow; to incline the head. --Chaucer.
  
     Syn: To lean; slope; slant; tend; bend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inclining \In*clin"ing\, a. (Bot.)
     Same as Inclined, 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inclining \In*clin"ing\, n.
     1. Inclination; disposition.
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              On the first inclining towards sleep. --Burke.
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     2. Party or side chosen; a following.
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              Both you of my inclining, and the rest. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inclining
      n 1: the act of inclining; bending forward; "an inclination of
           his head indicated his agreement" [syn: inclination,
           inclining]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "inclining":
     aslant, aslope, atilt, bent, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, canting,
     careening, comprehend, contain, inclinational, inclinatory,
     inclined, leaning, listing, out of plumb, out of square, pitched,
     raking, receive, recumbent, shelving, shelvy, sideling, sidelong,
     slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise, sloped, sloping,
     tendency, tendent, tendential, tendentious, tending, tilted,
     tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy
  
  

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