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 diameter; it has two or three niches, and a conical roof formed by the gradual inclination of the walls to the centre.
Amidst this sea of financial troubles the government drifted helplessly on, without showing any inclination or capacity to initiate a strong policy of reform in the methods of administration which had done so much to ruin the country.