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propensity
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Hard Times
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  • She had a curious propensity to call Mrs. Bounderby ’Miss Gradgrind,’ and yielded to it some three or four score times in the course of the evening.
  • Once again, Stephen had to conquer an instinctive propensity to dislike this old woman, though her manner was as honest and simple as a manner possibly could be.

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  • …now, and he knew she had a sense of humor, and she knew he did, too, and somehow he made her feel safe, made her trust that he would never bring it up again, that this terrible thing she said would remain betWeen them, that they both understood mistakes are made by all and that they should, if everyone is acknowledging our common humanity, our common frailty and propensity for sounding and looking ridiculous a thousand times a day, that these mistakes should be allowed to be forgotten.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I was too nervous to bother explaining that one of my father’s vices had been his propensity for dirty limericks.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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