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Definitionan inclination to behave in a certain way
- The inhabitants appeared to have a propensity to throw any little trifles they were not in want of, into the road: which not only made it rank and sloppy, but untidy too, on account of the cabbage-leaves.Chapters 25-27 (80% in)
- But the figures had the old obstinate propensity — they WOULD NOT add up.Chapters 43-45 (49% in)
There are no more uses of "propensity" in David Copperfield.
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