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prone
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War and Peace
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  • The third lay prone so that his face was not visible.
  • He evidently wanted to do all the talking himself, and continued to talk with the sort of eloquence and unrestrained irritability to which spoiled people are so prone.

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  • The Emperor, surrounded by his suite of officers and courtiers, was riding a bobtailed chestnut mare, a different one from that which he had ridden at the review, and bending to one side he gracefully held a gold lorgnette to his eyes and looked at a soldier who lay prone, with blood on his uncovered head.

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as in: prone to Define
having a tendency (to do something)
as in: prone position Define
lying face downward
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