1 She had in truth no abstract propensity to malice: she did not dislike Lily because the latter was brilliant and predominant, but because she thought that Lily disliked her.
2 Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
3 Edna often wondered at one propensity which sometimes had inwardly disturbed her without causing any outward show or manifestation on her part.
4 A propensity to be saucy was one; and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross.
5 For now I could no longer deny that I was a real Yahoo in every limb and feature, since the females had a natural propensity to me, as one of their own species.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
6 I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis StevensonContext Highlight In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
7 Once again, Stephen had to conquer an instinctive propensity to dislike this old woman, though her manner was as honest and simple as a manner possibly could be.
8 Each faulty propensity in leading him to evil, had led him likewise to punishment.
9 But of his minuter propensities, as you call them you have from peculiar circumstances been kept more ignorant than myself.
10 And Herbert had seen him as a predatory Tartar of comic propensities, with a face like a red brick, and an outrageous hat all over bells.
11 Well, propensities and principles must be reconciled by some means.
12 Nothing but the most prompt, speedy and extreme punishment can hold in check the horrible and beastial propensities of the Negro race.