The Only Use of
To Kill a Mockingbird
- The next afternoon at Mrs. Dubose's was the same as the first, and so was the next, until gradually a pattern emerged: everything would begin normally—that is, Mrs. Dubose would hound Jem for a while on her favorite subjects, her camellias and our father's nigger-loving propensities; she would grow increasingly silent, then go away from us.
p. 144..2propensities = inclinations (to behave a certain way)
(propensity) an inclination to behave in a certain way