n. upward slope, as of hill
The car would not go up the acclivity in high gear.
Sentence in Classic:
On the 18th of June, 1815, the rains had still farther increased this acclivity, the mud complicated the problem of the ascent, and the men not only slipped back, but stuck fast in the mire.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The young Mohican gave a shout of triumph, and followed by Duncan, he glided up the acclivity they had descended to the combat, and sought the friendly shelter of the rocks and shrubs.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
It embraced hillocks, pits, ridges, acclivities, one behind the other, till all was finished by a high hill cutting against the still light sky.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context