He had the background and the education, but he obviously didn't have the inclination to adjust to the one being forced on him.
His first inclination was to stay as far away from Bird Song as possible until Shipton was long gone.
But after two hours with Cynthia Byrne, he had to fight the inclination to take all of her comments at face value, thereby kissing off any degree of objectivity.
In all this his critics scented an inclination towards Catholicism; and Leo did actually glorify the counter-Reformation, e.g.
In diameter; it has two or three niches, and a conical roof formed by the gradual inclination of the walls to the centre.
The speed of the ship must therefore be so regulated that the angle of immersion is as great as the inclination of the steepest slope passed over.
The general inclination of the country is from north to south.
The greatest difficulty is found where the inclination of the deposit is too great to permit the mine-cars to be brought into the working-place and yet not great enough to allow the mineral to fall or slide to a point where it can be loaded.
The western stream flows westwards, with an inclination northwards, until it reaches the Don, though when the latter river is running high, its water penetrates some 60 miles up the Manych.
High, formed by the gradual inclination of the two sides towards one another.
Now, however, it is falling rapidly into ruin, the ever-changing provincial governors who administer Herat having neither the means nor the inclination to undertake the necessary repairs.
Also there is a bar across the entrance of our every cove, or particular inclination; each is our harbor for a season, in which we are detained and partially land-locked.
When this bar is gradually increased by storms, tides, or currents, or there is a subsidence of the waters, so that it reaches to the surface, that which was at first but an inclination in the shore in which a thought was harbored becomes an individual lake, cut off from the ocean, wherein the thought secures its own conditions--changes, perhaps, from salt to fresh, becomes a sweet sea, dead sea, or a marsh.
So the first task Pierre had to face was one for which he had very little aptitude or inclination--practical business.
"Are the horses ready for the general?" he added, with a slight inclination of his head in reply to Balashev's bow.
With a slight inclination of her head, Natasha stepped back quickly to Mavra Kuzminichna, who stood talking compassionately to the officer.
With an inclination of the head the Emperor dismissed him.
And yet there need only be a discussion and she has no words of her own but only repeats his sayings... added Nicholas, yielding to that irresistible inclination which tempts us to judge those nearest and dearest to us.