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propense

[proh-pens]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. having a tendency toward; prone; inclined.

Origin of propense

1520–30; < Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre to propend
Related formspro·pense·ly, adverbpro·pense·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for propense

Historical Examples

  • This indeed is a conclusion to which the unprincipled and the vicious are ever propense.

    Four Early Pamphlets

    William Godwin

  • I shall provide in them a particular antidote to those defects to which nature has made you most propense.

    Four Early Pamphlets

    William Godwin

  • Thou know'st Achilles fiery, and propense Blame to impute even where blame is none.

  • Thou know'st how rash is youth, and how propense To pass the bounds by decency prescribed,730 Quick, but not wise.


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