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prone
used in The Scarlet Letter

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lying face downward
  • In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
    Chapter 2 — The Market Place (67% in)

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