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Examples from the Web for prone
That gave a huge advantage to the sunny Republican prone to hugging supporters.
Some kids are prone to letting their minds wander and daydreaming.
This style of woodfire cooking is prone to sudden fluctuations in temperature due to the subtleties and different sizes of wood.
The candidate formerly known as Scott Fistler, 38, refuses to say if he is actually Hispanic and is prone to wearing fedoras.The GOP Candidate In Arizona Who Changed His Name To Cesar Chavez|Olivia Nuzzi|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She turns in dud stories, misses deadlines, and is prone to occasionally sleeping with her young, struggling musician sources.Toni Collette on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’‘Lucky Them,’ and Crying in ‘The Sixth Sense’|Melissa Leon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was she prone to come out with these kinds of comments or was this an unusual circumstance?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Just then Mr Jackson, prone and bound on the deck, showed signs of recovering from his swoon.The Grand Babylon Hotel|Arnold Bennett
Their sluggish minds were prone to all the superstition of the Middle Ages.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Often, however, this ability is a disadvantage, because the plants are prone to spread and become a nuisance unless watched.
How prone they are to wander and stray, how helpless, how ill furnished with means of defence against perils.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter|J. Rawson Lumby
British Dictionary definitions for prone
Word Origin for prone
Word Origin and History for prone
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.