leaning


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Synonyms for leaning

Synonyms for leaning

Synonyms for leaning

an inclination to do something

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a natural inclination

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

the act of deviating from a vertical position

departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

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He always seemed to be leaning on his spade, always gazing out seawards in the same intent, fascinated way.
I want to stop here, leaning up against this gritty old wall.
His two dogs stayed close by him, one on either side, leaning against him for protection, crying and whimpering, and at times snarling desperately when a wolf approached a little closer than usual.
The young squire was leaning forward, gazing at the stirring and martial scene, when he heard a short, quick gasp at his shoulder, and there was the Lady Maude, with her hand to her heart, leaning up against the wall, slender and fair, like a half-plucked lily.
The grave Gower, announcing in advance a sermon of several hours, begged him to be seated, and to the murmur of his wise talk, his head leaning on the window frame, the child slept peacefully.