Definition: slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
Definition: slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
Sentences Containing 'incline'
Then pull the roller uniformly upward along the plank and notice what the pull is on the balance, being careful always to hold the balance parallel to the incline.
When the roller is raised along the incline, the balance registers a pull only one fourth as great as the actual weight of the roller.
That is, when the roller weighs 12, a force of 3 suffices to raise it to the height A along the incline; but the smaller force must be applied throughout the entire length of the incline.
The steeper the incline, the more force necessary to raise a weight; whereas if the incline is small, the necessary lifting force is greatly reduced.
The advantage of an incline depends upon the relative length and height, or is equal to the ratio of the length to the height.
The problem of the incline is an important one to engineers who have under their direction the construction of our highways and the laying of our railroad tracks.
No surface can be made perfectly smooth, and when a barrel rolls over an incline, or a rope passes over a pulley, or a cogwheel turns its neighbor, there is rubbing and slipping and sliding.
Else man not only is the herd of swine, But he's those devils too which did incline Them to a headlong rage, and made them worse.''
He did not then think of the Carnival, for in spite of his condescension and touching kindness, one can not incline one's self without awe before the venerable and noble old man called Gregory XVI.
However, the sight of the emerald made them naturally incline to the former belief.
The more the inhabitant was obliged to pay for the tax, the less he would incline to pay for the ground; so that the final payment of the tax would fall altogether upon the owner of the ground-rent.
Again, that which everything is made for, he is also made unto that, and cannot but naturally incline unto it.
That which anything doth naturally incline unto, therein is his end.
And indeed we must needs commit many evils, if we incline to any of these things, more or less, with an opinion of any difference.
But if any shall by force withstand thee, and hinder thee in it, convert thy virtuous inclination from one object unto another, from justice to contented equanimity, and cheerful patience: so that what in the one is thy hindrance, thou mayst make use of it for the exercise of another virtue: and remember that it was with due exception, and reservation, that thou didst at first incline and desire.
But sure if itself do not of itself, through some false opinion or supposition incline itself to any such disposition; there is no fear.
Such considerations as these incline me to lay less weight on the direct action of the surrounding conditions, than on a tendency to vary, due to causes of which we are quite ignorant.
Navarrete and Ticknor both incline to the belief that Cervantes knew who he was; but I must say I think the anger he shows suggests an invisible assailant; it is like the irritation of a man stung by a mosquito in the dark.
We balance the opposite circumstances, which cause any doubt or uncertainty; and when we discover a superiority on any side, we incline to it; but still with a diminution of assurance, in proportion to the force of its antagonist.
Do not the same passions, and others still stronger, incline the generality of mankind to believe and report, with the greatest vehemence and assurance, all religious miracles?
All this intelligence I dutifully imparted to my aunt, only reserving to myself the mention of little Em'ly, to whom I instinctively felt that she would not very tenderly incline.
But through a natural infirmity of the flesh, which I will explain to you in a moment, we incline to overlook this fact.
Naturally, at first I took it to be the moon, but there is much to incline me to believe that what I really saw was the transit of an inner planet passing very near to the earth.
Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
In this one matter, Ahab seemed no exception to most American whale captains, who, as a set, rather incline to the opinion that by rights the ship's cabin belongs to them; and that it is by courtesy alone that anybody else is, at any time, permitted there.
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