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  • v. Obsolete spelling of incline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of incline.

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Examples

  • Our greatest Writers having all given into an Ancient Dialect, would almost encline us of the present Age, to think of making their

    A Full Enquiry into the Nature of the Pastoral (1717)

  • Italians, he says, "qui sont plaisans de leur naturel et encline à la raillerie se mocquoient furieusement de cette avanture."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Such as are betweene both (which is the most common fashion), it is they that spoil all; they will needs chew our meat for us and take upon them a law to judge, and by consequence to square and encline the storie according to their fantasie; for, where the judgement bendeth one way, a man cannot chuse but wrest and turne his narration that way.

    Of Bookes.

  • All those who are Possessors of large Sums of Money, and are disposed to purchase Land, which is attended with a great and sure Advantage in a growing Country as this is; I say, the Interest of all such Men will encline them to oppose a large Addition to our Money.

    A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency

  • Opinions, and encline to those who judge the most advantageously of the

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • The Passions that encline men to Peace, are Feare of Death;

    Leviathan

  • But notwithstanding, for that he well perceiued that the most part of his company were addicted to put into harborough, hee was willing the rather for these causes somewhat to encline thereunto.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I.

  • Must have a care of being cheated, our Natures encline to falshood.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • The peres and noble men seing their king reduced to such extremitie, moued with pitie and compassion, began secretly to pratise for him, some with threatninges, some with flatteries and persuasions: some went to the mother, declaring vnto her the eternall rest and quiet prepared for her and all her friendes, if she would persuade her daughter to encline to the kinge’s mind, and contrariwyse the daunger iminent ouer her head.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

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