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prone
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The Aeneid
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  • Him Tullus next in dignity succeeds, An active prince, and prone to martial deeds.
  • Why do you then these needless arms prepare, And thus provoke a people prone to war?

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  • As Lucagus, to lash his horses, bends, Prone to the wheels, and his left foot protends, Prepar’d for fight; the fatal dart arrives, And thro’ the borders of his buckler drives; Pass’d thro’ and pierc’d his groin: the deadly wound, Cast from his chariot, roll’d him on the ground.
  • "With such deceits he gain’d their easy hearts, Too prone to credit his perfidious arts.
  • Down sunk the monster bulk and press’d the ground; His arms and clatt’ring shield on the vast body sound, Not with less ruin than the Bajan mole, Rais’d on the seas, the surges to controlAt once comes tumbling down the rocky wall; Prone to the deep, the stones disjointed fall Of the vast pile; the scatter’d ocean flies; Black sands, discolor’d froth, and mingled mud arise: The frighted billows roll, and seek the shores; Then trembles Prochyta, then Ischia roars: Typhoeus, thrown…

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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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