prone


prone
01. Fishermen are [prone] to exaggerate the size of a fish that got away.
02. The students are [prone] to forget to hand in their homework if I don't remind them.
03. Studies show that if the roof of a person's mouth is narrow, the person will be more [prone] to snore at night.
04. Even after years of performing on stage, Beatle John Lennon was still [prone] to serious bouts of nervousness before a show.
05. The boy's mother was a heavy smoker and the child is [prone] to asthma attacks as a result.
06. He is an excellent soccer player but is injury-[prone] and often has to miss games.
07. Foreign students are [prone] to periods of homesickness, which are a typical part of the cycle of culture shock.
08. The bank cashiers were ordered to lay [prone] on the floor while the thieves filled their bags with money.
09. The old man lay [prone] on the sidewalk where he had fallen.
10. The hockey player was still lying [prone] on the ice, apparently unconscious, when the ambulance arrived.
11. The children are [prone] to argue a lot if they don't get enough sleep.
12. The victim was found in a [prone] position with a gunshot wound to the head.
13. He comes from an earthquake-[prone] area so he knows what to do if there is ever one here.
14. Very little vegetation grows in drought-[prone] regions such as this.
15. Cutting down all the trees will leave the hillside [prone] to erosion.
16. We could see two or three [prone] forms on the road at the accident scene.
17. She is really accident-[prone] and always has bandages somewhere on her body.
18. Plutarch once suggested that the first evil those who are [prone] to talk suffer is that they hear nothing.

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