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Word: prone

Definition: inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone

Sentences Containing 'prone'

All of these watercourses are considered intermittent, but they are prone to flooding in spring and during heavy rainstorms.
As a result, it has been a flood prone area.
As per the earthquake zoning of India, Bargarh falls in the zone 2 category, the least earthquake prone zone.
But lacking adequate documentation, controls and standards, that process is slow and error-prone.
But this often produces unsightly fractions which get removed later, and is thus more prone to error.
Children are more prone to this because they usually stay in the water longer than adults.
Eventually, increasing solvent concentration creates a surface prone to fouling.
Extended burials may be supine (lying on the back) or prone (lying on the front).
Food products prone to infestation include: flours, dry mixes, breads, cookies and other spices.
He found Edmond lying prone, bleeding, and almost senseless.
He is accident prone, and will commit piracy, but he is really a gentle giant.
He is prone to mispronouncing the word "city" as "shitty", and pronouncing Rs instead of Ls.
He won the bronze medal in the 50 metre rifle, prone event.
Homozygous leopards are substantially more prone to congenital stationary night blindness.
Ichthyosaur fossils also show that the animals were prone to the decompression sickness commonly referred to as the "Bends".
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend its increase.
In addition, he mentioned that the emulated games were prone to screen tearing and audio issues.
In cases like this, that often means increasing stress on other faults, which makes them more prone to movement.
In her travels Korolyuk did not have a clear itinerary as her plans were prone to frequent changes.
In India, nestings have been found to be prone to maggot infestations (probably by "Protocalliphora" sp.)
It is relatively hard to handle, being very corrosive and prone to auto-radiolysis.
It was notoriously dangerous, being prone to up-and-over wheelies and speed wobbles.
Its foliage and wood are highly flammable while its natural habitat is prone to fire.
Just how prone to jamming varies by brand, design and shooter maintenance.
Many watershed communities are located in these valleys which are prone to flooding.
She was still open to the elements, however, and prone to weathering.
Some lines of Rex are prone to sore hock.
Sprake became known during his career as a goalkeeper who was brilliant, but occasionally prone to appalling mistakes.
SR 206 was improved and re-paved in 1985, but remains prone to closures.
Surfaces are prone to contamination, which is a phenomenon known as fouling.
Sydney is occasionally prone to drought as Sydney's climate appears to be becoming drier.
The area is flooded about once every ten years but is also prone to drought.
The area is prone to chronic droughts, and much of the area is a natural region made up of badlands.
The area is prone to frequent traffic jams during rush hour.
The climate is also temperate and not particularly prone to hurricanes or tropical storms, which increase further south.
The dried-out peat becomes very fine and is prone to wind erosion.
The female skeletal system is less dense, and more prone to breakages.
The genus "Euphrasia" is taxonomically complicated due to many species being interfertile and prone to hybridisation.
The Gypsy Horse is prone to health issues common to feathered draughts.
The more personalized an offer is to the target audience, the more prone they are to react positively.
The small kingdom in the west was a rebellion-prone protectorate between 1758 and 1782, and had been retaken by Bodawpaya since 1814.
The smaller angles knives are used for finer cutting, but these knives are prone to damage.
The tanks were mostly constructed in the crowded areas and were prone to pollution.
Their aragonitic shells are not prone to fossilisation.
They proved only to have a limited lift height and were prone to boiler explosions.
This is a happy, loving Jackson, as prone to romantic walks on the beach as to roadside quickies."
Until that time, the area was a marshland that was prone to flooding and was, therefore, unsuitable for farming.
Who would live deceived and prone to fall, unjust, intemperate, in abject whining at his lot?--None.
Willigumble – The youngest, rashest and most danger-prone Gumble.
Your faculties are never so active and prone to see something interesting and fine as when the subject is first presented to them.

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