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Definitions of declivity

  1. a downward slope or bend Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A descending surface; a sloping place. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A gradual descent; deviation or change from a horizontal line; downward slope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Decliviteus. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A downward slope, as of a hill or mountain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Inclination downward; land or a surface that slopes downward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Inclination downward; a slope; gradual descent-opposite of acclivity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for declivity

  1. To saunter on, with hypocritical smirk and affected nonchalance, down the empty declivity of professional habit, to an undesirable goal? – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  2. Leaving the trail, she presently struck off in a straight line through cover and underbrush with the unerring instinct of an animal, climbing hand over hand the steepest ascent, or fluttering like a bird from branch to branch down the deepest declivity – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
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