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prone as in:  prone to

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  • The region is prone to drought.
  • He was softer, more prone to laugh.   (source)
  • We Afghans are prone to a considerable degree of exaggeration, bachem, and I have heard many men foolishly labeled great.   (source)
  • Gorillas aren't chatty, like humans, prone to gossip and bad jokes.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency (to do something)
  • Risa has gotten to know an overweight girl prone to tears, a girl wound up from a week of nicotine withdrawal, and a girl who was a ward of the state, just like her—and also just like Risa, an unwitting victim of budget cuts.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • Ginny seemed very prone to knocking things over whenever Harry entered a room.   (source)
  • In part because they were new technology, and in part because they were used so heavily, planes were prone to breakdowns.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency (to do something)
  • Then, too, the elephant was prone to colds, particularly during winter.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • Moreover, he an exceptionally private man, not someone prone to chatting with random American professors unless there were an important reason.   (source)
  • Dr. Reynolds said if we had been boil-prone things would have been different, but we doubted it.   (source)
    prone = susceptible (tending to suffer from)
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  • The advance guard which came down the street from the railroad station consisted of a number of Jeeps, being driven with a certain restraint, their gyration-prone wheels inactive on these old ways which offered nothing bumpier than a few cobblestones.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency (to do something)
  • But she was not easily impressed, nor prone to fall in love.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • She was fond of eating vegetables but people said the key was to have as many calories stashed away as possible, and so foods like vegetables, which were bulky for the amount of energy they could provide, and also prone to spoilage, were less useful.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency (to do something)
  • I found this dubious, since Paolo was prone to serious injury, but as a god, I had learned never to turn down offerings.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • I climbed trees and was prone to fall out of them.   (source)
    prone = had a tendency (to do something)
  • He was not prone to rashness and precipitate action; and in the bitter hatred between him and Spitz he betrayed no impatience, shunned all offensive acts.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • 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.   (source)
    prone = likely
  • Abstract your mind from the subject at present: you are too prone to covet your neighbour's goods; remember THIS neighbour's goods are mine.   (source)
  • Human nature is so prone to fall into it!   (source)
  • Neville was a round-faced and accident-prone boy with the worst memory of anyone Harry had ever met.   (source)
    prone = susceptible (tending to suffer from)
  • They can be prone to mischief.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • Rasheed regarded the Taliban with a forgiving, affectionate kind of bemusement, as one might regard an erratic cousin prone to unpredictable acts of hilarity and scandal.   (source)
  • I suspected that he was sick in bed, as he had been prone to pulmonary illnesses since the explosion had charred his lungs.   (source)
    prone = with a tendency to get
  • She had always been prone to jealousy, rage, and bitter hatred, but now she had fuel for all three to last a lifetime, and she cultivated them until—   (source)
    prone = with a tendency
  • He was the least sullen, the least prone to depression, the one who, with his lively, confident attitude, kept everyone's spirits up when there weren't enough crusts to go around, when it was cold and wet and they'd been chased out of too many sheltered doorways to count.   (source)
  • The previous fall, Tariq's uncle in Ghazni had died of a heart attack, and, a few weeks later, Tariq's father had suffered a heart attack of his own, leaving him frail and tired, prone to anxiety and bouts of depression that overtook him for weeks at a time.   (source)
  • By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.   (source)
    prone = likely
  • 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.   (source)
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prone as in:  prone position

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  • 80% of children who died of sudden infant death syndrome had been lying in a prone position.
    prone = face down
  • In the first room he saw a thin rumpled figure lying prone on a sofa: Dana's father, holding what appeared to be an ice pack to his forehead.   (source)
  • Whatever T.J.'s reply, it obviously was not what Kaleb Wallace wanted to hear, for he pulled his leg back and kicked T.J.'s swollen stomach with such force that T.J. emitted a cry of awful pain and fell prone upon the ground.   (source)
    prone = lying face downward
  • Silas lay prone on the canvas mat in his room, allowing the lash wounds on his back to clot in the air.   (source)
  • He's probably prone; we don't want to step over him.   (source)
  • At that moment Kovac was running past, trying to avoid the divers, and his right foot came down on a prone player's sneaker—so it was told in the newspapers the next day.   (source)
  • A minute later the square was empty, only the boy remained, prone where he had fallen, quite still.   (source)
  • The window went up, a maid-servant's discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr's remains!   (source)
  • Nevertheless, he caught sight of the archdeacon prone upon the earth in the mud.   (source)
  • Russell and Piper lie prone at the hole.   (source)
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  • Lying prone on the floor, the carved, life-sized figures rested in peaceful poses.   (source)
  • He waited there, awkwardly prone, while a telephone began ringing over the small speaker.   (source)
  • "The guns'll be real," says Russell, still prone and firing, the stock of the toy gun tight against his cheek.   (source)
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  • An unearned income encourages self-pity in those already prone to it.†   (source)
  • Some women are prone, the doctor said.†   (source)
  • But it had been the Count's experience that men prone to pace are always on the verge of acting impulsively.†   (source)
  • She was more roommate than parent, and of the three of us—Mom, Lindsay, and me—Mom was the roommate most prone to hard living.†   (source)
  • Even when things are bad, He's stood next to me and things are a little less prone to becoming blown out of proportion by my emotions ...You know, I wonder what God is going to do with my life.†   (source)
  • Wild animals that are captured when they are fully mature are another example of escape-prone animals; often they are too set in their ways to reconstruct their subjective worlds and adapt to a new environment.†   (source)
  • A couple of times Will was confined to bed just to let them heal, but he hated being prone.†   (source)
  • What about Professor Snape?" said Hermione in a small voice, looking down at Snape's prone figure.†   (source)
  • Then I fell prone.†   (source)
  • Drapeweed is prone to fungus....†   (source)
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  • She looked beyond Annie's prone form to find Francis behind the glass, in the viewing area.†   (source)
  • Ishmael had somehow arrived at the war moment little boys are prone to dream about.†   (source)
  • Some historians suggest that only the kings were permitted to stand erect on their boards while the rest of the surfing population had to be satisfied with riding prone.†   (source)
  • He clenched his fists at his sides as Barb Wiggin lifted him, stiffly prone, to her breasts.†   (source)
  • He can lift me, even from his prone position, lift me and center me and keep me in the air till I feel his arms trembling, and as my legs, my breasts, my face dip to touch his chest, I can feel the ripple of his heart; our flesh makes loud slapping noises.†   (source)
  • Why was she so prone to strange, unpleasant dreams?†   (source)
  • Six years old, sickly, and prone to weep if you take his dolls away.†   (source)
  • I seem to have no ability to stop my own forward motion and simply propel myself onward until I trip over their prone bodies, just one more on the heap.†   (source)
  • When she was small and prone to nightmares—those terrible screams in the night—Cecilia used to go to her room and wake her.†   (source)
  • The calves are prone to getting sick.†   (source)
  • Mostly because I'm prone to peer pressure: go.†   (source)
  • She says when boys go from the one number year, which is nine, to the two number year, which is ten, they're changing and prone to the nosebleed.†   (source)
  • He hurried over to the other prone figure, and discovered that exactly the same impossible thing had happened to him, presumably simultaneously.†   (source)
  • His eyes turned into little slits, just like Hegbert's were prone to do.†   (source)
  • You wouldn't think Mr. Stessman would be prone to all this Husker crap, but it seemed like nobody was immune.†   (source)
  • I said doubtfully, eyeing Xandra's prone body.†   (source)
  • Not only to insure the survival of one accident-prone small boy, but to insure my family's survival, my own birth.†   (source)
  • Murtagh guided Tornac around Torkenbrand's prone form in the bloodstained dust.†   (source)
  • She was a hugger, a toucher, she was prone to running her fingers through my hair or down my back in a friendly scratch.†   (source)
  • I'm not the kind of person who's prone to premonitions or overconfidence, so I suspected that there was more to my flash than magical thinking.†   (source)
  • The boy sagged from his crouch to a prone position.†   (source)
  • He learns that she is prone to snoring, ever so faintly, sounding like a lawn mower that will not start, and to gnashing her jaws, which he massages for her as she sleeps.†   (source)
  • Just as pretty, prone to startle the eye and stutter the heart.†   (source)
  • She was even more impressive in the flesh: her hair was cut short but seemed to be blowing back in gray-white waves; her cheeks and chin were as sharp and Lincolnesque as all the history-prone pundits insisted, but it was the large, sad, brown eyes which dominated the face and made one feel as if he or she were in the presence of a truly original person.†   (source)
  • Miguel was not prone to loudness or needless talking, but we knew he was the best among us.†   (source)
  • and having me prone like that was tantamount to an invitation.†   (source)
  • Langdon tried to obey, although at the moment, prone and comfortable, he was feeling a sudden wave of exhaustion.†   (source)
  • Ruth was simpleminded and prone to fits, which spooked ignorant folk.†   (source)
  • White people who expose themselves to the sun for long periods are more prone to skin cancer.†   (source)
  • She finds that her skateboard has no problem rolling across their prone bodies, and then she's out into the office pool.†   (source)
  • Astonishingly prone to exaggerating the severity of the most trivial illness or injury, they were forever racing off to doctors and hospitals, as if they were about to die.†   (source)
  • In the center of the room, just as I'd seen in my dream, Loki lay prone on the floor, his ankles bound together and tied to one stalagmite, his arms spread wide and chained to two others.†   (source)
  • Not prone to doubts or irrational fears.†   (source)
  • Haven't you noticed yet, Bella, that Edward is just the teeniest bit prone to overreaction?†   (source)
  • These people who suffer from this affliction are prone to violence and unpredictable behavior.†   (source)
  • Finding a good spot, I lay in the prone position while my partner protected the perimeter around me.†   (source)
  • Johnson got down in a prone position and started stitching the bushes.†   (source)
  • Thierry is prone to wounding silences and narrow looks, to fussing and fiddling whenever Pari asks something of him.†   (source)
  • Ruth May, being delirious and prone, was exempt from the lineup.†   (source)
  • Chief Taylor, smiling, as he was prone to do, dismissed us with the words "And don't screw up that report.†   (source)
  • He was prone to lengthy bouts of depression.†   (source)
  • He was incoherent, angry and prone to violent outbursts that broke their mother's heart a thousand times over.†   (source)
  • SHAMSOUN DIKORI CAME to lying prone on the ground beside the wreck.†   (source)
  • The sight of the boy brought back to me in a shock the teasing pleasure of the naked woman on the stage, her prone body, the pulsing blood.†   (source)
  • Throughout the U.S. we find that the aging population (living on restricted and/or shrinking incomes in an inflation-prone world), along with reduced government support of education, conflicts with the needs of young people who live in a society that demands educational excellence even while promoting passive acceptance of mass-media culture.†   (source)
  • Valentine raised the black sword over Luke's prone body, ready to deliver the killing stroke.†   (source)
  • You'll say once again that the Bible is the word of God and Ellerby will say tell that to twenty billion Moslems and Chinese, because Ellerby is prone to exaggeration.†   (source)
  • He was also prone to anxiety attacks if he was confronted with questions he could not answer.†   (source)
  • S/he becomes prone to violent outbursts, unusually reckless behavior, or self-injury (burns, bruising, and cuts that cannot be explained).†   (source)
  • Efficient, Piter, but he's still emotional and prone to passionate outbursts.†   (source)
  • But all the people lie prone, on their backs.†   (source)
  • Canty was lying almost prone on one of the subway benches.†   (source)
  • Blanca was prone to colds and slept winter and summer in woolen shifts she knit herself in her spare time.†   (source)
  • She found him evasive, without appetite at the table or in bed, prone to exasperation and ironic answers, and when he was at home he was no longer the tranquil man he had once been but a caged lion.†   (source)
  • I grew up, a curious woman, a woman of story ghosts and story devils, a woman prone to bad dreams and bad insomnia.†   (source)
  • The lieutenant was lying prone, Doc's thermometer in his mouth.†   (source)
  • Did each lie prone along one side of the bed, reaching an arm down to paddle?†   (source)
  • She smiled a lot, was prone to hugs, and was, like him, allergic to beestings.†   (source)
  • He was not prone to backaches—really, he had never had a serious backache—but he was approaching thirty, and it occurred to him that he was getting into the time of life when some men begin to get bad backs.†   (source)
  • And they, knowing me to be one not prone to exaggerated statements, well understood that something of an extraordinary nature was impending.†   (source)
  • Far from their natural habitat, the cattle in feedlots become more prone to all sorts of illnesses.†   (source)
  • I noticed that I had ceased to be "Gen" and returned to being a kind of unreliable animal, like a cow that's prone to wandering away.†   (source)
  • As we discussed in the chapter on girls' education, female fetuses are particularly prone to impaired brain development when the mother's body lacks enough iodine, and so girls would be the major beneficiaries.†   (source)
  • You're just a ridiculous child, and one who is prone to making mistakes, as this last little escapade of yours has once again proven.†   (source)
  • You'd think moving slowly would make someone less accident prone.†   (source)
  • A crone-prone syndrome.†   (source)
  • For twenty-four hours Thomas had to lie prone, propped in position by sandbags.†   (source)
  • And, as people who spend tons of time together are prone to do, we talk the same.†   (source)
  • Such individuals can be considered to be murder-prone in the sense of either carrying a surcharge of aggressive energy or having an unstable ego defense system that periodically allows the naked and archaic expression of such energy.†   (source)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald would prefer to shoot while in the prone position.†   (source)
  • Jim was prone to warts.†   (source)
  • But if an adopted child is prone to lower test scores, a spanked child is not.†   (source)
  • But I would get so mad when the guys would say he was accident prone.†   (source)
  • After several hours I was lying prone on a hard narrow bench, practicing nothingness, and Nora cleared her throat.†   (source)
  • High up on Unaka Mountain, where a cluttered mass of rock reared itself to front the noonday sun, an old man's figure, prone, the hands clutched full of leaf-mould, the gray face down amid the fern, Gideon Himes would never offer denial to those plans, nor seek to follow to that fine house.†   (source)
  • Annie looked up and saw he was standing with Smoky by Pilgrim's prone body.†   (source)
  • As we turn a corner, we find Marcus hunched atop a prone form, his face stretched into a savage leer.†   (source)
  • Cooper arrived a second later, leaping over Max's prone body to crouch over the creature and satisfy himself that it was dead.†   (source)
  • He drank but was prone to work hard and regular.†   (source)
  • He had a nurse and a son-in law, and he was prone to long, ponderous silences when he had not been drinking too much.†   (source)
  • "Roberta's here, sweetie," Tara said from her prone position on the bed.†   (source)
  • The use of the rifle was mastered—standing, sitting, prone—or else.†   (source)
  • I lay down for a minute, prone on the grass.†   (source)
  • We'll be riding prone next year.†   (source)
  • The beasts on the cliff fell silent but remained prone.†   (source)
  • Why was he so absent-minded, so lazy, so prone to daydreaming his life away?†   (source)
  • Too many," he sighs, collapsing prone onto the couch and staring up at the ceiling.†   (source)
  • I was lying there, prone on her gravestone, when I heard him calling me.†   (source)
  • Grandma was prone to arthritis and did not go out on a winter's night, even to prayer meeting.†   (source)
  • His voice was a grating, static-prone bullhorn.†   (source)
  • I lay prone, pretending that I was knocked out, but felt myself seized by hands and yanked to my feet.†   (source)
  • Seabiscuit was more prone to weight gain than any horse Smith had ever handled.†   (source)
  • Sergeant Amusa is sometimes prone to exaggerations.†   (source)
  • Stunned, Bryan lay prone a moment waiting to catch her breath.†   (source)
  • He had been annoyed at having to miss the game, at the prospect of spending his whole afternoon at the hospital while Buck got X-rays and a cast, and he had said, "I'm beginning to think you're accident-prone, you know it?"†   (source)
  • One spring I planted corn too early in a bottomland so flood-prone that neighbors laughed.†   (source)
  • Young girls are prone to eating disorders.†   (source)
  • He was not a person prone to inner conflicts, he had always been sure of his actions and at peace with himself.†   (source)
  • A new chum is accident-prone; Luna is that sort of place.†   (source)
  • Still prone, he studied her.†   (source)
  • He found his breath in a short time, for he was as tough as the stone he had landed on, but a heavy boot stomped on him and held him prone.†   (source)
  • He is relatively fearless, prone to taking action, and not troubled by committing destructive acts to reach his goals.†   (source)
  • This is my final honoring to Kwang, my last offering, which is the sole way of giving I have known in my life: an omission, solemn and prone.†   (source)
  • A dismount was ordered, and the troopers steadied their rifles in prone firing positions.†   (source)
  • I spotted him then, just getting to his feet beside a prone horse that was kicking out violently.†   (source)
  • They were carefully loaded into the jeep alongside the prone body of the future Prime Minister.†   (source)
  • Mark turned the prone and bleeding body of Cain Gilbreath overon the sand, went down with his knees on Gilbreath's arms, and began hitting his face with deliberate, brutal punches.†   (source)
  • In that respect, as in those of wealth, slaveholding, occupation, and education, the sample is biased toward those who had the largest stake in the Confederacy and were therefore most prone to have strong ideological convictions.†   (source)
  • She was prone to melancholia and mood swings, and nightmares disturbed her sleep.†   (source)
  • Even Charley, who is as honest as they come, is prone to limp when his feelings are hurt.†   (source)
  • GUIL is still prone.†   (source)
  • He stares straight ahead of him over the prone body of the girl.†   (source)
  • She comes to HELEN, prone on the floor.†   (source)
  • Oh, what ghoulish opportunism are writers prone to!†   (source)
  • She was prone to exaggerate, and also believed whatever was told her.†   (source)
  • Karellen was doing almost all the talking, weaving the intricate sentences which he was occasionally prone to use.†   (source)
  • Prone he rode out through the circle of Indians, his obedience to the voice leaving him almost fearless, almost careless with joy.†   (source)
  • But no one paid attention when Ross tried unsuccessfully to explain his vote, and denounced the falsehoods of Ben Butler's investigating committee, recalling that the General's "well known grovelling instincts and proneness to slime and uncleanness" had led "the public to insult the brute creation by dubbing him 'the beast.'†   (source)
  • Then she tripped and fell prone.†   (source)
  • He was a stocky man, poorly dressed, with a bald head that had once been blond, a severely plain face, and soft blue eyes prone to tears over the sad books he read, a young man but old — no one would have guessed thirty.†   (source)
  • Growing up in Syria, he'd had seven sisters, but none had been this prone to drama.†   (source)
  • Female opera singers are especially prone to it.†   (source)
  • Someone else was moving not far away, stooping over another prone figure on the ground.†   (source)
  • Labs, in particular, were prone to chubbiness, especially as they moved into middle age and beyond.†   (source)
  • Or perhaps he is a Doctor of Divinity; they are the other ones prone to this kind of questioning.†   (source)
  • Clary turned to see Jace sitting on top of the prone intruder, whose arms were up over his head.†   (source)
  • I could just feel the grit in my hair, which is so extremely fair it is prone to get stained.†   (source)
  • Danny concurred gleefully, and broadjumped his prone father.†   (source)
  • Great people, my parents, but prone to bouts of crippling sentimentality.†   (source)
  • Too little and they would be disappointed and prone to look for more.†   (source)
  • They are more accepted in France, where the doctors are less prone to craven orthodoxies.†   (source)
  • I am prone to let the doctors' prophecy rest and keep my thoughts to myself.†   (source)
  • His favorite human was at ground level in the prone position, utterly defenseless.†   (source)
  • Mia wasn't prone to crocodile tears, or to any tears, really.†   (source)
  • "Whoa," a guy in the group said as he stepped over Noah, who was still prone, blinking.†   (source)
  • He usually wasn't prone to deep reflection.†   (source)
  • She was obviously prone to violence, and mentally disturbed.†   (source)
  • The mind is a delicate thing, prone to deception.†   (source)
  • Even for Alec, who was prone to the occasional fit of inexplicable sullenness, this was obnoxious.†   (source)
  • He lowered the tailgate and eyed the prone form he'd wrapped in the blue tarp.†   (source)
  • It all had to be very quick and quiet-you know the violence these hosts are prone to.†   (source)
  • We threw ourselves prone upon the ground.†   (source)
  • I am prone to finding my sleep quickly when under the influence of spirits.†   (source)
  • We have a violence-prone nutcase who has grown worse and worse over the years.†   (source)
  • I've never seen anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy.†   (source)
  • He needed him, what with half the family tweaking and prone to doing stupid things.†   (source)
  • Lowering his head, he charged Luke, gouging his horns at Luke's prone figure with murderous intent.†   (source)
  • Its most evident manifestation seemed innocuous enough: Woolf was prone to nodding off.†   (source)
  • Roger is large-boned and prone to weight problems.†   (source)
  • She said she was prone to just move on, when people got close to her.†   (source)
  • Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree.†   (source)
  • Prone to tongue-tied silences and fits of giggles, with none of Cersei's fire.†   (source)
  • What Golomb is saying is that most salespeople are prone to a classic Warren Harding error.†   (source)
  • The entire company lay prone as the mist washed over their bodies.†   (source)
  • Racing across the darkened parking lot, the killer stumbled, sprawling prone on the gravel.†   (source)
  • The actor is impulsive and prone to the melodramatic.†   (source)
  • It wouldn't be the Captain, who was not prone to jesting about women, or even to mentioning them.†   (source)
  • Oka-rearing-from-a-camouflageof-leaves, before he strikes the victim is already prone!†   (source)
  • He was prone to blackouts and blank spaces whenever he chugged down a few too many.†   (source)
  • The Chicago data shows that male and female teachers are equally prone to cheating.†   (source)
  • In light of his recent success, Blair was prone to believe him.†   (source)
  • After lighting a cigarette, he rested his feet on the dash as Bryan was prone to do.†   (source)
  • It is also said that he is prone to violence and to fits of temper.†   (source)
  • Was he drunk to the point that a naked woman prone on fresh linen was too much to bear?†   (source)
  • Or as Dana Norris put it, "We Pimas are not prone to tooting our own horns."†   (source)
  • TOGETHER THEY GAZED DOWN at the prone man.†   (source)
  • Prone on the floor, he pushed the door of their bedroom open.†   (source)
  • Others are more prone to wear swastikas than burn crosses.†   (source)
  • "I never knew Call was prone to ladies," she added.†   (source)
  • He lowered himself to a prone position and crept hands over elbows toward the top of the staircase.†   (source)
  • The assassin was prone, his wire-bound hands beneath him, his gaping mouth pressed into the earth.†   (source)
  • That was why you fired it mostly in the prone position.†   (source)
  • In it lay the Christ-powers to revive the prone Lazarus of education.†   (source)
  • Because I was so fragilely human, so accident-prone, so much a victim to my own dangerous bad luck, apparently I needed a tank-resistant car to keep me safe.†   (source)
  • We walked on the dirt road over the bridge and back to the school's barn, a dilapidated leak-prone structure that looked more like a long-abandoned log cabin than a barn.†   (source)
  • As the date of their departure back to Hogwarts drew nearer, he became more and more prone to what Mrs Weasley called 'fits of the sul-lens', in which he would become taciturn and grumpy, often withdrawing to Buckbeak's room for hours at a time.†   (source)
  • I say this because as an older man I am prone to ponder matters in the light of death in a way that you are not.†   (source)
  • She was prone to errors of deportment—in moments of abstraction she tended to shift her weight onto one foot in a way that particularly enraged her superior.†   (source)
  • At last she was strapped prone to her bed, where she threatened to bite the lips off anyone who dared to kiss her—the thought of which filled me with such dread that Noah and Simon needed to use more mountain-climbing rope to tie me on top of Hester.†   (source)
  • If a man was prone to losing it under the water when he was bound hand and foot, then he was probably never going to be a frogman; the fear is too deeply instilled.†   (source)
  • I wanted to struggle, but he pressed so hard with his fingers that he held my entire prone body in check; and as soon as I stopped my abortive attempt at rebellion, he sank his teeth into my neck.†   (source)
  • I was glad Casanova and I had been lying prone, because the windblast of the snipers chopper came close to blowing us off our six-story tower.†   (source)
  • I didn't see one PSF or camp controller—not until we were at the base of the stairwell, stepping over, but mostly on, the three prone black figures on the ground.†   (source)
  • The dog padded into the room and, with a sigh, flopped down in front of the fire, gazing up adoringly at us both from her prone position.†   (source)
  • Xandra was a bit tougher to negotiate, more prone to complain about the expense, despite the supply of stolen snack food Boris contributed to the household.†   (source)
  • seas have been caused to overflow, when the souls have been mated, when the buried infant girl has been asked for what impiety she was slain, when the scrolls have been unfolded, when the heaven has been stripped off, when hellfire has been caused to burn fiercely, when the Garden has been brought close, every soul shall know to what it is prone.†   (source)
  • However, there is a belief among some goblins, and those at Gringotts are perhaps most prone to it, that wizards cannot be trusted in matters of gold and treasure, that they have no respect for goblin ownership.†   (source)
  • By winter, those prone to greet him with a wave or a smile often failed to see him until he was ten feet away.†   (source)
  • They were small, hairless, hideous creatures, easily startled, full of anxiety, and prone to a most grating high-pitched bark.†   (source)
  • This was a woman's voice, Rita's voice, as she jumped over Chava's prone figure and pleaded with the shadows standing over him to stop.†   (source)
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