Those of us with a wonky bent are prone to say things like "When Bernanke finally raises interest rates . . . "
But as the guy who invented Facebook should know, status updates are prone to change.
He is prone to ad-libbing, and has difficulties sticking to a script.
Why do you think young children might be prone to such cruelty?
Brits have always been prone to the more unconventional look.
Parents are soft-hearted to their children, and are prone to yield.
The judges of the earth are near-sighted and prone to be deceived.
She was a large woman, belligerent of aspect, and Bess was only a woman and not prone to fisticuffs.
Conservatives were prone to call it socialistic or revolutionary.
Genius, apart from natural sensitiveness, is prone equally to unreasoning joy and to bitterest morbidness.
c.1400, "naturally inclined to something, apt, liable," from Latin pronus "bent forward, leaning forward, bent over," figuratively "inclined to, disposed," perhaps from adverbial form of pro- "before, for, instead of" (see pro-) + ending as in infernus, externus. Meaning "lying face-down" is first recorded 1570s. Literal and figurative senses both were in Latin; figurative is older in English. Related: Proneness.
Lying with the front or face downward.
Having a tendency; inclined.