1 I am as suspicious and prone to take offence as a humpback or a dwarf.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor DostoevskyGet Context In PART 1: II
2 And writhing prone in thine affliction.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor DostoevskyGet Context In PART 1: XI
3 He evidently wanted to do all the talking himself, and continued to talk with the sort of eloquence and unrestrained irritability to which spoiled people are so prone.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
4 The third lay prone so that his face was not visible.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX
5 Those who had conquered Europe have fallen prone on the earth, with nothing left to say nor to do, feeling the present shadow of a terrible presence.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
6 It is the same men, they say; there is no relief corps; those who are erect pillage those who are prone on the earth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
7 There were corpses lying prone there, and phantoms standing erect.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—THE VULTURE BECOME PREY
8 He was just plain Cracker, a small farmer, half-educated, prone to grammatical errors and ignorant of some of the finer manners the O'Haras were accustomed to in gentlemen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XXX
9 She did not, however, propose to lie there prone, and Gerty's inspiration about the hats at once revived her hopes of profitable activity.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10 She would rush off across the park, abandon Clifford, and lie prone in the bracken.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 3
11 She had no resources for solitude; and inheriting a considerable share of the Elliot self-importance, was very prone to add to every other distress that of fancying herself neglected and ill-used.
12 He found Edmond lying prone, bleeding, and almost senseless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
13 In the distance along the course of the slow-flowing Liffey slender masts flecked the sky and, more distant still, the dim fabric of the city lay prone in haze.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceGet Context In Chapter 4
14 East wind and west wind together, and the gusty south-wester, falling prone on the sea, stir it up from its lowest chambers, and roll vast billows to the shore.
15 Here, again, we see, what has already been noted, how prone men are to adopt wrong courses, and how often they miss their object when they think to secure it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXV.