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Only in part, for the innate proneness of the German mind to research must be credited with some share in the result.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
One of the first things we hear of the Indians, after their discovery, is their proneness to singing and dancing.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
He was the only human being I ever met with who had sufficient self-restraint and resolution to resist this proneness to fatten.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
And David, notwithstanding his present proneness to discouragement, was a most winsome boy.
POLLY OF THE HOSPITAL STAFFEMMA C. DOWD
His early proneness to dwell upon the more recondite departments  of each science and branch of inquiry has been alluded to above.
SPARE HOURSJOHN BROWN
"To be a martyr yourself, Mistress Ward," I cried, with my ever too great proneness to let my tongue loose from restraint.
CONSTANCE SHERWOODLADY GEORGIANA FULLERTON
Meta's patient sorrow was the best remedy for proneness to such musings.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Yet the Jew forgets that a thousand years of trial were requisite to cure his ancestors of their proneness to idols.
MEXICO AND ITS RELIGIONROBERT A. WILSON
There is not in human nature a more odious disposition than a proneness to contempt, which is a mixture of pride and ill-nature.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRONENESS

  • affection
  • affinity
  • attachment
  • bias
  • disposition
  • druthers
  • inclining
  • itch
  • leaning
  • liking
  • partiality
  • predilection
  • predisposition
  • proclivity
  • proneness
  • propensity
  • taste
  • tendency
  • tilt
  • turn
  • weakness
  • yen
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