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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'

Your faculties are never so active and prone to see something interesting and fine as when the subject is first presented to them.
He found Edmond lying prone, bleeding, and almost senseless.
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend its increase.
Who would live deceived and prone to fall, unjust, intemperate, in abject whining at his lot?--None.
Whereas if he place his good in outward things, depending not on the will, he must perforce be subject to hindrance and restraint, the slave of those that have power over the things he desires and fears; he must perforce be impious, as deeming himself injured at the hands of God; he must be unjust, as ever prone to claim more than his due; he must perforce be of a mean and abject spirit.
For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.

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