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prone
as in:  prone to


The child is prone to emotional outbursts.
  having a tendency (to do something)
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Strongly Associated with:   supine
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  • The child is prone to emotional outbursts.
  • The region is prone to drought.
  • The state’s economy is completely dependent upon that industry and thus prone to booms and busts.
  • I climbed trees and was prone to fall out of them.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’

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  • As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VIII
  • failure-prone
  • Ever prone to magnify Fate, George counted up the forces that had swept him into this contentment.
    Forster, E. M.  --  A Room With A View
  • A nature prone to false enthusiasm, and the vanity of being a leader, were the worst qualities apparent in his composition.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of ’Eighty
  • If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
    Epictetus
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Associated words [difficulty]:   prone [2] , supine [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, Logic & Reasoning, Sports
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