1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    the car couldn't make it up the rise
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How To Use acclivity In A Sentence

  • It at length attained the summit of an acclivity of considerable length. Castle Dangerous
  • With the speed of an eagle, Hamish darted up the acclivity, and stood by the minister of Glenorquhy, who was pacing out thus early to administer consolation to a distressed family near Bunawe. Chronicles of the Canongate
  • From the edge of the wood leading up the acclivity are the tracks of horses and wheels -- the wheels of cannon. The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce — Volume 2: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
  • Leaving the bridge, I ascended a gentle acclivity, and presently reached what appeared to be a tract of moory undulating ground. Lavengro
  • Once they grasp the fundamentals, laptops are provided during the second half of the term equipped with three accounting software programs: QuickBooks, Peachtree, and Acclivity (formerly MYOB). Undefined
  • To try to dispiritedly teresa and reluctivity prelude in severn fistulous to preparedness them to the looker that allegiance can demonism horsepond acclivity and demographist are piningable. Rational Review
  • It was situated about the middle of the village, whose vicinity was not in those days judged any inconvenience, upon a spot of ground more level than was presented by the rest of the acclivity, where, as we said before, the houses were notched as it were into the side of the steep bank, with little more level ground about them than the spot occupied by their site. Saint Ronan's Well
  • An acclivity that wasn't present before came up.
  • 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 Miserables
  • Villages and small towns hanging in mid-air, with great woods of olives seen through the light open towers of their churches, and clouds moving slowly on, upon the steep acclivity behind them; ruined castles perched on every eminence; and scattered houses in the clefts and gullies of the hills; made it very beautiful. Pictures from Italy
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