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Definition of Prone

Prone

  1. Bending forward; inclined; not erect.
  2. Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine.
  3. Headlong; running downward or headlong.
  4. Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level.
  5. Inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to.

Prone Quotations

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don't want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you're not even aware you're doing it.
David D. Burns

I think that we as a people are always prone to think about, well, tomorrow will be a better day. Well, why will it be a better day? And I think the more that we believe in doing things better, doing the right thing rather than hoping that that's going to happen, let's make it happen.
Bobby Knight

Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author's own problems with finishing the piece.
James Surowiecki

We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
Eric Hoffer
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Prone Translations

prone in Spanish is prono, propenso
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