EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECLIVITY
The declivity of the road was gradually becoming more gentle.
Behind them, down the declivity toward the village, the people were gathering.
The declivity on which these woods are finishes in a mountain, which rises above the whole.
After they had half mounted the declivity, one was sent back.
The declivity was not great and the torrent was otherwise placid.
The declivity marks the end of the precipitous gorge of the Niagara.
The steepness of the declivity made it necessary for Orso to dismount.
He took it and threw it down the declivity a little below where he sat.
He at length reached a point where he could see down the declivity.
I was working on the declivity which led to the Val d'Etretat.
1610s, from French déclivité, from Latin declivitatem (nominative declivitas) "a slope, declivity," from declivis "a sloping downward," from de- "down" + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).