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Definition of 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 are prone to taking mental shortcuts. They may know that they shouldn't give out certain information, but the fear of not being nice, the fear of appearing ignorant, the fear of a perceived authority figure - all these are triggers, which can be used by a social engineer to convince a person to override established security procedures.
Kevin Mitnick

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

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 am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.
Rene Descartes
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Prone Translations

prone in Spanish is prono, propenso
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