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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPENSITIES

Does He not say, by natural appetites and propensities, enjoy yourself?

And soon her age exhibits character, dispositions, propensities.

Unluckily, too, he had other propensities which contributed to involve him.

I quite agree with you as to their propensities and deserts.

In no other environment could his propensities find so vast a field for operation.

They have the senses, natural affections, and propensities, in common with man.

He was not exactly a Corsair;—but he was a man who had certain Corsair propensities.

But Galeazzo had stranger, if less maleficent, propensities.

They connect the duties of woman with the propensities and faculties peculiarly her own.

Fundamentally he had all the direct impulses and propensities of a truthful man.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "disposition to favor," with -ty + obsolete adjective propense "inclined, prone" (1520s), from Latin propensus, past participle of propendere "incline to, hang forward, hang down, weigh over," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + pendere "hang" (see pendant).

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