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Use "declivity" in a sentence
"Sufetula was built one hundred and fifty miles to the south of Carthage: a gentle declivity is watered by a running stream, and shaded by a grove of juniper-trees; and, in the ruins of a triumpha arch, a portico, and three temples of the Corinthian order, curiosity may yet admire the magnificence of the Romans."
"At the bottom of the declivity was a pond of water bubbling and steaming."
"On a shelf or cup of the declivity was a little clump of vegetation, and in the midst of it welled up a thin stream of water."