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 Meanings and Examples of PRONE
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 a.  inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency
Classic Sentence:
1  I am as suspicious and prone to take offence as a humpback or a dwarf.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: II
2  And writhing prone in thine affliction.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   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 Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
4  The third lay prone so that his face was not visible.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   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 Hugo
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 Hugo
7  There were corpses lying prone there, and phantoms standing erect.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
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 Mitche
Context  Highlight   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 Wharton
Context  Highlight   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 Lawrence
Context  Highlight   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.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
12  He found Edmond lying prone, bleeding, and almost senseless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   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 Joyce
Context  Highlight   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.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIRST
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 Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXV.
Example Sentence:
1  The victim lay prone without moving.
2  Working without a break makes you more prone to error.
3  People with fair skin who sunburn easily are very prone to develop skin cancer.
4  Some plants are very prone to disease.
5  The test should identify which smokers are most prone to develop lung cancer.
6  Tired drivers were found to be particularly prone to ignore warning signs.
7  The general who led the military takeover of Thailand is known as an ardent defender of the monarchy, an adversary of the former prime minister at the center of the nation's political crisis, and a prickly personality prone to snap at unwanted questions.
8  The machine, which looks like an ice cooler on wobbly metal legs, also appears prone to glitches.
9  The increased number of livestock has caused pasture degradation, overgrazing and desertification in prone areas.