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Middle English inclined, disposed from Latin prōnus leaning forward per1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin prōnus (“turned forward, bent or inclined").
Is it actually that blue-eyed redheads have the same number of accidents as non-redheads, but brown-eyed redheads are even more clumsy, accident prone, and traffic hazards?
Our family is prone to ongoing disappointment and treason.
He knelt beside the prone form.
The English people on the other hand were not so prone to foster the money-lending business.
The third lay prone so that his face was not visible.
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