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Our proclivity to details cannot quite degrade our life and divest it of poetry.

My proclivity for "prying into things" manifested itself there.

The proclivity of the natural man is to domineer or to be subservient.

But at all events she was entirely free from Miss Delia Wall's proclivity.

The proclivity to secession uninterruptedly increases from this point on.

As for the latter, we were not long in discovering their proclivity.

In all ages, and in all countries, this proclivity of the female sex has been apparent.

This proclivity on their part is not out of keeping with our theory.

The frog has a proclivity for squeezing into holes and cracks, or beneath objects on the ground.

It was not yet day, but the old woman, with that proclivity to early rising characteristic of advancing years, was already astir.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French proclivité or directly from Latin proclivitatem (nominative proclivitas) "a tendency, predisposition, propensity," from proclivis "prone to," literally "sloping, inclined," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).

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