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prone
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Jane Eyre
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prone
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • If I told anything, my tale would be such as must necessarily make a profound impression on the mind of my hearer: and that mind, yet from its sufferings too prone to gloom, needed not the deeper shade of the supernatural.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child though equally dependent and friendless Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: prone to
as in: prone position
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