Examples of prone in a Sentence
Hull then corralled the rebound and shoveled the puck past the left arm and leg of the prone Hasek with his forehand, touching off a wild on-ice celebration. —Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated, 28 June 1999
I too have been prone on my couch this week, a victim of the common cold. —Flannery O'Connor, letter, 20 Mar. 1961
My almond tree lies prone across the court, blown down by a gale. —Conrad Aiken, letter, 3 Oct. 1930
he was prone to emotional outbursts under stress
quickly subdue the suspect and get him into a prone position
Recent Examples of prone from the Web
If right-wing voters (such as older men) are less prone to sit out elections, then a populist candidate is more likely to be right-wing.
Even just blinking more often can help keep your eyes better lubricated and less prone to strain.
Always prone to mood swings, and especially to fits of depression, Russell maintained his upward climb through medication, therapy and sobriety.
Trump is prone to thinking out loud even when those thoughts suggest plans that are potentially damaging to the credibility of his office and by extension the country.
And since DHC Deep Cleansing Oil has just eight ingredients, the colorant-, fragrance- and paraben-free wash never irritated my sensitive skin, which can also be prone to acne and dry spots.
High surf could also cause flooding in flood-prone coastal areas.
There is also a high risk of rip currents and high surf along the beaches, which could cause minor flooding in flood-prone coastal areas.
Just try not to move this one around too much after arranging; kenzans are more prone to coming undone with rough movement.
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Synonym Discussion of prone
synonyms see in addition liable
PRONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prone for English Language Learners
: likely to do, have, or suffer from something
: lying with the front of your body facing downward
PRONE Defined for Kids
Definition of prone for Students
1 : likely to be or act a certain way Her dog is prone to laziness.
2 : lying with the front of the body facing downward
Medical Definition of prone
: having the front or ventral surface downward; especially : lying facedown
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