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tilt
 n.  slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical
Classic Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
1  Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers and set it back in place.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  The tilt of his head was full of character; his drawl was admirably vicious.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  "I never tilt against beauty," he said, with a wave of his hand.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
4  "Miss Ellen Robillard," said Gerald, trying to speak casually, for the slightly tilting dark eyes of Ellen Robillard had taken more than his eye.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  She laughed in soft excitement and spun about on her toes, her arms extended, her hoops tilting up to show her lace trimmed pantalets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Selden stretched himself on the grass at her feet, tilting his hat against the level sun-rays, and clasping his hands behind his head, which rested against the side of the rock.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  Run tilting at it, and you but run through it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
8  I saw by his tilting of the bottle that there was no great quantity left in it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
9  He swallowed slowly, tilting up the bottle by little and little, and now he looked at me no more.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
10  The bottle was emptying perceptibly and rising still higher and his head tilting yet further back.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
11  Another company, a lucky one for not all the companies had vodka, crowded round a pockmarked, broad-shouldered sergeant major who, tilting a keg, filled one after another the canteen lids held out to him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV
12  The robin kept singing and twittering away and tilting his head on one side, as if he were as excited as she was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
13  She laughed with pleasure, her head tilted back, the lamplight sparkling on her lips and teeth.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
14  Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
15  She tilted the dipper, drew a deep breath and drank swiftly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  They saw him draw a bucket of gravel from the hole and tilt it on the edge of the dump.
2  I request to adjust the tilt of my writing table.
3  Officials tend to tilt toward secrecy from a parochial view of their responsibilities.
4  By tilting the rotors forward, Bell's V-280 can nip along at 520kph and has a range of almost 1,500km, even when weighed down by four crew and 14 fully-kitted combat troops.
5  Government tax policy has tilted toward industrial development.
6  Sonny tilted back in his chair.
7  He tilted his chair backwards and put his feet up on his desk.
8  The girl tilted her head forward.
9  She tilted the mirror and began to comb her hair.
10  My mother tilted her head and smiled.
11  The seat tilts forward, when you press this lever.